12 years on from being made Liverpool captain, Reds legend Steven Gerrard took to social media last night to post a photo of the captain's armband he donned for so many years on Merseyside.
The former England international, who departed Anfield in favour of a move to LA Galaxy this past summer, replaced spirited defender Sami Hyypia as the club's skipper back in November 2003 in what proved to be an inspired decision by former chief Gerard Houllier.
Gerrard went on to become a wonderful leader for the Reds, enjoying FA Cup and European success under his guidance.
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A remarkable, season-changing goal against Olympiakos back in 2004 would prove to be one of his finest moments in front of the Kop while various individual performances from the ex-captain will live long in the memory of the Liverpool support.
One thing is for sure, despite his summer departure, the legendary talisman will remain an icon in the red half of Merseyside.
But it's all change for Liverpool right now. The post-Gerrard era hasn't started well: the Reds currently sit in 10th place in the Premier League and Brendan Rodgers, who almost guided the club to the Premier League title in 2014, has been relieved of his duties.
However, in the post-Gerrard and Rodgers era, there is hope. German coach Jurgen Klopp has been handed the top job and there is a sense of belief that the enigmatic former Borussia Dortmund boss can help the club become a formidable force once again.
It will take time, of course, but the Reds are set to enter a fascinating, yet unpredictable period under one of most dynamic managers in world football.
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