Why Steven Gerrard Career Almost Over Before It Even Began?

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Loyalty, Champions League, Authority, Slip against Chelsea… You may think you know everything about Steven Gerrard Career. But you don’t know about the one event which almost broke his career before it even began. Here is the reason why Steven Gerrard Career is almost over before it even began.

Why Gerrard’s career is almost a miracle?

Steven Gerrard Career

1989 was one of the worst years of Steven Gerrard’s life. He lost his cousin in a tragedy at Hillsborough. A heartbreakingly famous stampede which caused 96 deaths in the stadium. But, a kid from Liverpool also almost saw all of his dreams disappear.

At nine years old Steven Gerrard was already crazy about football. Happier on the field than in the classroom, he spent all of his time outside of school playing football.

But, in the working class suburbs outside of Liverpool football fields look a lot more like abandoned lawns than the manicured lawns of the Premier League. And it was on these fields with his friends that Steven Gerrard almost destroyed his dream of becoming a football player.

“I had an accident when I was nine,while I was playing on an uneven field full of trash and tall grass.The ball rolled into one of the hedges and I tried to get it back with my foot.

Except, that I stepped on a rusty rake.It was extremely painful, as you can probably imagine”. Rushed to the nearest hospital the young liverpooler saw his dream flash before his eyes. His professional career could have ended before it even began.

“I was hospitalized for a week after the accident.They thought they might have to amputate.I was terrified I was going to lose my big toe”. Luckily, for Steven Gerrard and for Liverpool the doctors were able to intervene and did everything in their power to avoid amputation. In the end, Steven Gerrard’s foot was saved from amputation and he had to undergo treatment.

The nine-year old kid from Liverpool could again begin to dream of Anfield. And, 10 years later Anfield would dream of him. With Steven Gerrard, Liverpool won almost everything. 2 FA Cups, 3 League Cups, 2 Community Shields, 2 UEFA Super Cups, The Europa League and The Champions League.

Only the Premier League Championship eluded that;the fault of a damn slipper. But, Gerrard won the highest honour of all ”The hearts of Red fans forever.” It doesn’t matter where he is or what he does, Steven Gerrard will Never Walk Alone.

1 Reply to "Why Steven Gerrard Career Almost Over Before It Even Began?"

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    Victor J Perumalla
    April 8, 2019 (10:39 pm)
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    Nice Article, Stanley. Insightful peep into the life of one of the greatest footballer England has ever produced.


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