Steven Gerrard has sent shockwaves through Merseyside after admitting that he owned a Manchester United and an Everton shirt when he was a youngster.
The Liverpool icon has already caused enough heartache this month after announcing his decision to leave the club bringing an end to a 28-year association with the Anfield outfit. But he has now revealed that, before joining the Reds academy aged 8, he could have supported a number of clubs, including Manchester United.
A picture of Gerrard wearing an Everton shirt has been circulating the Internet for a few years now and Liverpool fans have had time to get over it. However, the revelation that he owned a shirt of their fiercest rivals, is likely to hit harder.
“Up until the age of eight I could have supported anyone. When I was younger I had all kinds of different kits: Tottenham, Norwich, Real Madrid, Barcelona... I even had a United kit,” he admitted to FourFourTwo.
Gerrard, 34, has since proved to be a loyal servant to Liverpool, scoring eight goals against the Red Devils throughout his career. He has also earned plaudits from peers for turning down a number of offers to stay on Merseyside for the entirety of his career thus far.
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While he may have missed out on some major honours–most notably, the Premier League–he has captained them to a Champions League triumph and won the FA Cup twice.
He will now embark on an adventure trod by the likes of David Beckham and Thierry Henry into the MLS. LA Galaxy have already confirmed a deal and Gerrard has spoken of his excitement.
"I'm very excited to begin the next chapter of my career in the United States," Gerrard said.
"The Galaxy are the most successful club in MLS history and I'm looking forward to competing for more championships in the years to come.
"One of the reasons I chose them was because of the success they've had recently. I want to add some medals and trophies to my collection."
Out on a high?
Gerrard will now look to leave Liverpool on a high, hoping to bag a major honour before moving State-side. Liverpool have a good chance of winning the Europa League and remain in the Capital One Cup as well as the FA Cup.