GOAL! Steven Gerrard. It had to be him. Huge ovation from the Stoke fans.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard led out his side for the final time before their clash with Stoke, ahead of moving to LA Galaxy in the summer.
Headlines about Raheem Sterling's contract issues and the prospect of Liverpool losing a star player this summer have deflected attention from the departure of one of the club's true greats.
There was, quite correctly, great fanfare surrounding Steven Gerrard's final match at Anfield last week but Sunday's trip to Stoke will be the midfielder's 710th and final appearance for the Reds.
He'll be very able.
I'm sure for Steven it's been a huge relief. Leading into your last game at Anfield, which has been his home for 17 years, there was probably a whole load of emotion.
Unfortunately our performance level wasn't what we expected (they suffered a 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace) but I think the crowd and the supporters recognised the moment and gave him a great send-off.
So I'm sure for him it's a huge sigh of relief and he has worked well this week concentrating on Sunday's game.
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And you wouldn't get very good odds on Gerrard not being substituted near the end so the crowd has the chance to get to its feet.
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