A work of art featuring messages from Liverpool FC fans to departing captain Steven Gerrard has been completed.
The ‘Gerrard Wall’ was commissioned by the Liverpool Echo to mark Gerrard’s departure to start a new life in America with Los Angeles Galaxy.
Artists have been working on the image, which celebrates his twenty-seven years at Liverpool, at Chavasse Park Dome all week. It will stay at Liverpool One until Saturday evening and will then be on display at the Liverpool FC players’ awards next Tuesday.
Thousands of messages have poured in from all over the world with the Echo and the artists using as many as they could. A wall ten times the size would have been needed to include every single one – but there is a book next to it at Liverpool One for any additional messages, all of which will be sent to Gerrard.
Reminding the rest of the world that winter is a foreign concept in Southern California, the LA Galaxy released their new kit in the city they call home. Bringing in the whole squad for the shoot, Steven Gerrard, Gio dos Santos, Robbie Rogers, Robbie Keane, and some of the club’s supporters stretch across every corner of Los Angeles. They even found Landon Donovan in his element on Manhattan beach. The series was captured by Hana Asano, Robert Mora, and Albert Lanzillo. See more of LA here.