‘My Hero. My Mate.’ Xabi Alonso’s lovely tribute to former Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard

The tributes are flowing in for Steven Gerrard since the shock announcement that he’s leaving Liverpool at the end of the season – though he hasn’t left just yet!

Teammates past and present have been showering Stevie G with praise for the legacy he’s created at Liverpool, and one of his best ever teammates has written a lovely, heartfelt tweet.

Xabi Alonso, who formed a brilliant midfield partnership which was the foundation of their Champions League triumph in 2005, summed up his feelings for Gerrard with four simple words:

‘My hero. My mate.’

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