My hero. My mate. pic.twitter.com/qFmO53EQvl
— Xabi Alonso (@XabiAlonso) January 2, 2015
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.’