Born in 1980, Steven Gerrard made his Liverpool debut in November 1998 as a second half substitute against Blackburn. His full debut came against Tottenham Hotspur a week later. As well as his skilfull tackling and brilliant passes, Gerrard is also capable of scoring spectacular goals. Indeed his strike against Manchester United during the 2000-01 treble season was voted the club's best ever Premiership goal. Gerrard gained his first England cap against Ukraine in 2000 and scored his first goal for his country in September 2001 with a magnificent strike from 25 yards in the 5-1 win over Germany.
As well as collecting winner's medals in the League Cup (twice), FA Cup (twice), UEFA Cup, Champions' League and the European Super Cup, Gerrard picked up the PFA Young Player of the Year award in 2001 and PFA Player of the Year for 2006.