YOU KNOW ?
in Whiston, Merseyside, Gerrard started out playing
for hometown team Whiston Juniors, where he was noticed
by Liverpool scouts. He joined the Reds' youth academy
at the age of nine.
In September 2006, Gerrard published his autobiography,
Gerrard: My Autobiography, which went on to win the
Sports Book of the Year honour at the British Book
On October 1, 2007, Gerrard was involved in a low-speed
accident in Southport when the car he was driving
hit a ten-year-old bicyclist. He later visited the
boy in the hospital and presented him with a pair
of boots signed by the boy's favourite player, Wayne
In December 2007 Gerrard was made a Member of the
Order of the British Empire in The Queen's New Year
Honours List, for services to sport.