Steven George Gerrard (born May 30, 1980 in Whiston, Merseyside) is an English football player with Liverpool F.C.. He is widely regarded as one of the best and the most complete midfield players in the world, and became the second youngest captain (after Didier Deschamps) ever to lift the European Cup when Liverpool won the competition in 2005.


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He was raised in Huyton, Merseyside. While attending Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School in West Derby, Liverpool, Gerrard was known to go on scouting trips to check out rival school teams. In 1994 whilst in Year 9, he was part of the Liverpool YTS scheme and almost made it into the England Schoolboys team, a small blemish on his now successful career.

Unlike many other Liverpool legends such as Robbie Fowler, Michael Owen, and Jamie Carragher, Gerrard was actually a Liverpool fan as a youth.

Steven Gerrard is currently engaged to Alexandra "Alex" Curran, who is also from Merseyside. They have been engaged since 2004 and have been seeing each other since 2002. They plan to marry in the summer of 2007. They currently have one daughter called Lilly-Ella (born 23 February 2004) and are expecting their second child in May 2006. They may already have had it.

Gerrard is widely regarded as the best player in the current Liverpool squad. To date, Liverpool has been his only club. He joined as a boy in 1989 and has come up through the ranks to the first team, in the footsteps of fellow homegrown youth academy seniors like Steve McManaman and the recently re-signed Robbie Fowler.