As news broke of Steven Gerrard signing a new two-year deal with Liverpool this afternoon (Monday), fans took to Twitter to welcome the news.
‘Captain Fantastic’ will continue his stay for another year, adding one more year onto his current deal, which expired next summer.
It wasn’t just Liverpool fans who took to Twitter to salute the midfielder.
Gerrard has earned the praise and respect of fans of rival clubs too.
Here are just a small selection of this afternoon’s tweets:
— Dave Redmond ?? (@dublindavie) July 15, 2013
Loyalty in football. Watch and learn. Another two-years of Stevie G magic. http://t.co/Qj0mHS3vW7
— Emad Zafar (@EmadZafar) July 15, 2013
Great signing for Liverpool…a certain Steven Gerrard will do another 2 years.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 15, 2013
Was never in any doubt, but obviously pleased with news of Steven Gerrard's renewal. He adapted his game so much last year. #LFC
— Zarif Rasul (@zarifrasul) July 15, 2013
— LFC Photo (@LFCphoto) July 15, 2013
It wasn’t just fans please with the news either. Here’s what fellow midfielder Lucas and wife had to say!
Congratulations on your new deal !!! Well Deserved ! http://t.co/Db1ndlucyM
— Lucas Leiva (@LucasLeiva87) July 15, 2013
Congratulations to my hubby he is signing his new contract today for liverpool FC xxx
— Alex Gerrard 8 (@AlexGerrard7) July 15, 2013