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Steven Gerrard is an inspiration to all Liverpool players and supporters.
If you had to pick any player in the league who was more than a player to their club, it would be Steven Gerrard and Liverpool.
Quite simply, Gerrard is Liverpool.
This is a player who refused to quit when his team was down 3-0 in the Champions League final, instead summoning the strength to force them back into the game, and eventually to victory. He has turned in monumental displays in a Liverpool shirt over the last 15 years, and is respected by everyone within the club.
He loves everything about Liverpool, and the pride he has in pulling on the shirt every week is reflected in his performances. Gerrard grew up as a Liverpool fan, which made all the difference when he was presented with offers to join other teams.
Instead, he chose to remain where his boyhood heroes played, staying through the hard times with the belief that things will surely change.
The loyalty he has shown the team is to be commended in these times of big-money signings and astronomical wages, and he knows the pain of the fans as well as they do.
Gerrard genuinely cares about every aspect of the club and city, and constantly strives to get the best out of himself, his teammates, his manager, and the fans.
It's this all-round dedication that makes him the best captain in the Premier League today.