stevie face

niallhoran: The day has come . One of the greatest midfielders to ever play the game is retiring . Stevie gerrard was the ultimate footballer , he could do it all and football will miss him. . Growing up I remember knowing Stevie as the face of football . A one club man , showed passion in abundance for his boyhood club and summed up why we all love the game of football . . I will personally miss Martin Tyler roaring “ GERRAARRDDD !!” Anytime Stevie would get the ball anywhere inside 30 yards as most of the time it would be a screamer . . Good luck with the next chapter Stevie .

niallhoran The day has come . One of the greatest midfielders to ever play the game is retiring . Stevie gerrard was the ultimate footballer , he could do it all and football will miss him. . Growing up I remember knowing Stevie as the face of football . A one club man , showed passion in abundance for his boyhood club and summed up why we all love the game of football . . I will personally miss Martin Tyler roaring “ GERRAARRDDD !!” Anytime Stevie would get the ball anywhere inside 30 yards as most of the time it would be a screamer . . Good luck with the next chapter Stevie .

OVER ANALYSIS WARNING: okay i really want talk about stevie at the charity match and emotions and xabi and dirk being really sweet.

so i noticed towards the end of the lap of honor that stevie kept covering his face with his scarf (the scarf that was like 1000 others but that he deemed important enough to keep with him) and idk to me he looks quite emotional in that moment?

and then i noticed like 30 seconds after the moment with the scarf, they got the lovely group photo and after he was staring sort of longingly at the crowd for a few seconds? like he was trying to take it in as much as he could because it’s one of the last times he’ll get the chance to. and he keeps his hand on xabi’s back the whole time, long enough that xabi turns to look.

and so xabi turns to look at him and he doesn’t just put his arm round him, he properly pulls stevie close to him, like stevie staggers a little bit as xabi’s pulling him over and xabi just has this understanding look on his face and doesn’t say anything and this lil moment of support is so sweet and lovely.

and then dirk being dirk seems kind of oblivious to it all AS PER USUAL and is making some joke and stevie’s so quick to join in and laugh again and shake off the moment

and he hugs dirk really tight and still has his hand on xabi and this was just my favorite moment of the whole day