Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard made his very last appearance for the club at Anfield against Crystal Palace on Saturday evening, and his side lost 1-3 after a miserable performance.
His day will be tainted more by the fact that he lost out to former England team-mate Paul Scholes in a Sky Sports poll that chose the Premier League’s greatest ever midfielder.
Gerrard was joined by Manchester City midfielder Frank Lampard and the former United duo of Roy Keane and Scholes as the four chosen candidates for fans to choose from.
But despite the day being centred around the Reds skipper, it was the United legend Scholes that came out on top in the poll with a huge 48% of the vote, as Gerrard had to settle for second place with 30%.
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Many fans may have been swayed by the fact that Scholes lead the Red Devils to many Premier League titles and that is the only major club trophy to elude Gerrard during his career in English football.
Arsenal fans may have a fair point when asking why Patrick Vieira wasn’t on the shortlist, while the sheer number of United fans would have probably tipped the balance in Scholes’ favour.