Former footballer Steven Gerrard becomes an honorary citizen of Liverpool
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MOSCOW, January 13. /TASS/. Former football player of “Liverpool” and England’s Steven Gerrard will receive the highest civilian award of the city of Liverpool – honorary citizen for his contribution to football and public life of the city. This publication reports the Daily Mail.
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The candidacy of Gerrard suggested the mayor, Joe Anderson.
“I was stunned that the mayor has nominated me for this award,’ said Gerrard. I just have no words, because Liverpool is my home town. I feel a little embarrassed, but very proud.”
The award ceremony will be held at the meeting of the city Council of Liverpool on January 18. Earlier this award was given to such famous natives of the city, as Bob Paisley (Liverpool Manager in which the club won 20 trophies), as well as members of the group “Beatles” John Lennon and Paul McCartney .
Gerrard played for Liverpool from 1998 to 2015, and has played for the club in all competitions 690 matches in which he scored 180 goals and recorded 100 assists. He twice won the Cup and FA community shield, three League Cup winner Champions League and UEFA Cup.