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In the end it can all be about how it ends. Xabi Alonso Jersey . So often for the greatest of all time, it is the final chapter in their careers that they struggle with the most. The lines, having come easy for these supreme performers for so long, suddenly look muddled and make no sense. The confident swagger is replaced by anxiety of what comes next. This leads many to tear apart the passionate bond they have created with their team in search for pastures new; a time to flirt with others in a desperate attempt to keep the dream alive for just a little bit longer. Time waits for no one, though, and eventually every athlete is forced into their final act. Having spent much of their career in control, while excelling, it is this chapter where many lose control. After all, for every Derek Jeter, there is a Brett Favre. Steven Gerrards footballing career is not coming to an end but with a remarkable piece of gratitude, his Premier League one is. Gerrard has been the gift that has kept on giving for a generation of Liverpool fans starved of success and too often forced to live in the past. Never blessed with incredible natural ability, Gerrard was the ideal Red, the perfect Liverpool player who went out and made his own moments and because of his incredible self-belief, he has been in the middle of everything great the club has accomplished this century. His latest big moment has come away from the pitch. Gerrard has embraced the final chapter by picking it up before most expected, ensuring he can write it himself. With many of their great rivals winning far more, Liverpool fans were terrified of seeing the image of Gerrard playing for someone else. Yet, this was never going to be a player who would sign for another club and play against Liverpool. The comparisons with Frank Lampard will always exist, after all the two excelled in the league at the same time, playing for England over 100 times each and 59 times together, even though they never came close to clicking as teammates. Lampard has many strengths and is entitled to his own success but make no mistake, there is no chance that Gerrards career would see him playing for another team in the Premier League and going up against Liverpool. He had chances to leave, more than once, during his time and privately, he will have wondered if he made the right choices but it was all of those times in which he said no that has now led him to the most final of yess. It was just time. There are some who have wondered if Steven Gerrard was born twenty years too late. It turned out that he was born right in the middle of greatness on Merseyside. Liverpool Football Club were the kings of English football and would go on to win 10 English titles and four European Cups between 1975 and 1990. It was a time in the world that Gerrard would have loved to play in. Surrounded by genuine superstars, he would have relished being apart of so many massive occasions. Liverpool led the way on and off the field during that time and it was no coincidence that trophies came their way because of their work in recruitment. More than anyone, they knew when to let a player leave. Better for someone to go a year early than a year late. Decades on, the team is no longer in a position to have such a stance. When greatness leaves you, sometimes your choices can be more limited. This time, it is their club captain who makes such a decision. Liverpool had offered him a new contract, yet it was one he clearly had decided against taking and no one could blame him for that. Throughout his Liverpool career, Steven George Gerrard was a talisman, a player who scored enormous goals and regularly made a massive difference over the course of 90 minutes. At 34, less and less of these games are happening. He could have accepted the clubs offer and enjoyed scoring more goals against clubs like Leicester, while sitting on the bench to rest weary limbs against others, like Ryan Giggs did in recent years for Manchester United, for example, but he knew the club had an enormous problem with this proposition. No longer close to being a genuine championship contender, Liverpool have no one in their team that they can play in midfield and make people think its a good idea to rest Gerrard. He may be way past his best but it is a true indictment on the club that he remains so valuable to them. It is a responsibility that Gerrard has embraced for years but in recent weeks, it has become a huge burden. Despite his importance, he can no longer be trusted to play deeper because the playmaking role has gone with the absence of genuine top class centre forwards. As the game at Old Trafford last month showed, he is just a vulnerable central midfielder that gets swallowed up by big games, albeit one that can still show rare moments of individual brilliance. Once again, the fact that he wasnt surrounded by top players in a top team hurt him and is now forcing him to move, but as he does, he recognizes his worth to the club and the city. Many a tear will roll down a Scouse cheek in the next six months now that Gerrard has decided to leave Anfield for good but as they wish him well in his next stage abroad, they know he has left as one of them. Fewer and fewer players in all sports have reasons to be so connected with their clubs but for Gerrard and the city of Liverpool, it was the complete opposite. He was one of their own that understood what they felt. For a community that is obsessed about their football club and what it means to play for them, this meant everything to that fan base. 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