Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo honoured Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard in a short video posted on Liverpool’s official YouTube account.
Gerrard is joining LA Galaxy in the summer after making over 700 appearances in the last 17 years for the club he loves.
The video, while only 14 seconds long, is a nice gesture from Ronaldo, who has played against Gerrard for both Manchester United and Real Madrid.
He said: “Hello Steven, just to say it was a pleasure to play with you, many years when we played Manchester [United] v Liverpool. You are a fantastic player. I wish you all the best for your career and for your life.”
Ronaldo finishes the message with a big smile and two thumbs up. The two-time Ballond’Or winner is the latest sports star to congratulate Gerrard on an incredible Liverpool career, which he will cap this weekend at Stoke.
Thierry Henry, Luis Suarez, Alessandro Del Piero and Zinedine Zidane have all paid tribute to Gerrard ahead of his last appearance for Liverpool at Stoke this weekend.
Legends leaving their clubs
Ronaldo’s message comes on the same day that another legend announced he was leaving the club he has dedicated his career to. Xavi told reporters at a press conference earlier that he is leaving Barcelona after 24 years.
The midfielder joined Barca at the age of 11-years-old, and now holds the record for most appearances. No such tribute has been paid by Ronaldo for his El Clasico rival yet though.
Given the competitiveness of the two, expect to see a video from Barcelona of Lionel Messi saluting Gerrard within the next week.