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Fabio Cannavaro emotional tribute to Steven Gerrard goes wrong

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Steven Gerrard's leaving party in his final appearance at Anfield was spoiled by Crystal Palace, who are making a name for themselves as party-poopers.

Alan Pardew's side came from behind to win 3-1 and put somewhat of a downer on an emotional day, dedicated to one of England's finest footballers. 

He has been at Liverpool his entire career, but signed a deal to move to LA Galaxy in January.

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He has won the Champions League, FA Cup, UEFA Cup and League Cup during his time on Merseyside, but the Premier League title has proved illusive.

He came closest last season, but his fateful slip against Chelsea allowed Manchester City to snatch the trophy from the Anfield club's grasp.

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Nevertheless, Gerrard's dedication to his beloved team is something that is rarely seen in the modern game.

Emotional tribute

And Fabio Cannavaro posted a photo of himself and Gerrard during a England v Italy game in 2002 - or so he thought - accompanied by three lines of hashtags, one of which was '#icons', as a token of respect to Gerrard.

But the England midfielder in the photo was actually Lampard, and the World Cup winner quickly deleted the post in an attempt to spare his blushes, but he was not quick enough.

Easily confused

Maybe Cannavaro, a World Cup pundit for ITV, got confused because Lampard is also off to the States.

Or maybe he could not tell the two apart as they are both legends for club and country, and wore the number eight for their respective clubs.

Whatever the reason, the former Italy captain was left with egg on his face. 

It's the thought that counts though, Fabio.

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