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Best there is, best there was, best there will ever be’: World goes crazy for Steven Gerrard’s Anfield finale

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‘Best there is, best there was, best there will ever be’: World goes crazy for Steven Gerrard’s Anfield finale

John Lennon once suggested that The Beatles were bigger than Jesus. But from the looks of things on Saturday, it seems Gerrard-mania is bigger than the Fab Four.

The world of football was going crazy for Steven Gerrard’s final showing for Liverpool at Anfield for hours – and indeed days – before anyone even got to the stadium for the match against Crystal Palace.

The official Liverpool Twitter feed got things going in fine style with this marvellous clip showing what it’ll be like for the 34-year-old as he walks out onto that hallowed turf for a final time:Great stuff. As fans gathered around the stadium, however, the first pictures began to do the rounds of a carnival atmosphere everywhere from Merseyside to, er, Indonesia:

The club thought to organise a continental-style ‘Tifo’ display, with these cards popped on thousands of seats:

Cards on seats for Steven Gerrard

Cards on seats for Steven Gerrard.Gerrard’s sponsors got on the bandwagon too, with a video about his final day, and a picture of his special boots – complete with inscription on the insole – for his final match:Well, if Frank Sinatra and Brett Favre can keep on retiring and coming back, then in our book Steven Gerrard is absolutely allowed to follow suit.

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