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Soccer world lauds retiring Gerrard on Twitter

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Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard, left hands the captains arm band to teammate Jordan Henderson as he turns to go off the pitch as he is substituted during their English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, May 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)


Jordan Henderson, Alan Shearer, and Sergio Ramos are among stars past and present taking a moment to laud the career of Steven Gerrard following his retirement Thursday.

Gerrard, 36, called time on his playing career after 17 years with Liverpool and two more with the LA Galaxy.

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Teammates and rivals alike joined the parade of folks admiring Gerrard, with longtime Everton midfielder Tim Cahill joining former Reds stars Pepe Reina and Michael Owen in issuing Twitter love.

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