Liver Pool captain Steven Gerrald has brought his 17 year career to an end playing his final home match for the club at the Anfield.
The 34-year-old was given a rousing reception by supporters in his 709th game for the Reds, which ended in a 3-1 loss to Crystal palace.
Speaking on the fare well Gerrald said “It was very emotional. An unbelievable send-off” the BBC News reports.
“I am very proud looking back at the last 17 years and I will never forget this day.”
He added: “It’s a day I’ve been dreading, because I will miss it so much.”
Liverpool supporters arrived at Anfield hours before the game against Palace to pay tribute to the former England midfielder, who was given a guard of honour by both teams on his way to the pitch before kick-off.
The result did not match the sense of anticipation in the ground, with Palace coming from 1-0 down to win 3-1.