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Steven Gerrard names the worst moment of his Liverpool career

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Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from professional football.

Following a glittering 19-year career at Liverpool and LA Galaxy, during which he won the Champions League and two FA Cups, the 36-year-old has hung up his boots.

He leaves behind an ever-lasting legacy at Anfield as arguably Liverpool's greatest ever player.

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Tributes have since flooded in for Gerrard, with the now-former midfielder discussing his retirement in a recent interview with Gary Lineker, per BT Sport.

In the video below, the pair discussed everything from Gerrard's early years on Merseyside to how he turned down moves to some of Europe's biggest clubs.

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GERRARD'S RETIREMENT

One particularly interesting topic of conversation came at 3:26, where Lineker, after reflecting on the 2005 Champions League triumph, asked Gerrard to name his worst moment as a Liverpool player.

Gerrard suffered a number of heartbreaks throughout his career - he was sent off against Manchester United after 28 seconds in 2015 - but he claims one moment 'felt like a disaster happened in his life'.

In response to Lineker's question, he said: "Obviously the Chelsea game. That one that will haunt me for a long time.

"[It was] the complete opposite to the feelings of the Champions League win, where you're on an incredible high.

Liverpool v Chelsea - Premier League

"Then you go back to the Chelsea game, that being a pivotal moment, it felt like a disaster happened in my life. That's how bad it was."

Against Chelsea at Anfield on April 27, 2014, with Liverpool top of the Premier League, Gerrard miscontrolled a pass from Mamadou Sakho and slipped to allow Demba Ba a clean run through on goal to score.

Liverpool lost 2-0 that day and paid the ultimate price, with Manchester City eventually beating them to the title.

UEFA Champions League Final - AC Milan v Liverpool

Gerrard's best moment at Liverpool far outweighs his worst, though.

Asked for his greatest achievement at the club, he said: "Obviously the Champions League and Istanbul in 2005. Getting that fifth Champions League for Liverpool - the trophy we would keep forever.

"It was a dream to be involved in the ride and the journey, but to get the cup at the end of it - and the game, probably the best Champions League final ever - was a miracle.

"The nice thing was that I contributed big. Being the captain, there was a lot of pressure to deliver and looking back I'm pleased with how it went."

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