Condition: 9/10 Superb. Label states XL (incorrect)
Size: Adult's Large
Chest Measurement: 41-43 Inches / 103-108 CM
Colour: Grey, red trim
Player: Steven Gerrard
Official Adidas Liverpool away football shirt from the 2008/09 season. Complete with Gerrard #8 on the back of the shirt in official Premier League lettering.
Condition of this original football shirt is 9/10 – Superb (see photos).
Material is bright, vivid and smooth. Fantastic looking shirt, ideal for a collector or for framing.
Gerrard needed to undergo groin surgery at the beginning of the 2008–09 season, but the problem was not serious and he quickly returned to training. He scored what appeared to be his hundredth career Liverpool goal against Stoke City on 20 September, but it was disallowed after Dirk Kuyt was ruled offside. He achieved the milestone eleven days later in a 3–1 Champions League group stage win over PSV.
He made his 100th appearance in European club competition for Liverpool on 10 March 2009 against Real Madrid and scored twice in a 4–0 win. Four days after the impressive victory over Real, Gerrard would score at Old Trafford for the first time from the penalty spot, putting Liverpool ahead on their way to a 4–1 victory over Manchester United. Following these results, three-time FIFA World Player of the Year Zinedine Zidane hailed the Liverpool skipper as being the best player in the world. On 22 March 2009, Gerrard scored his first ever hat-trick in the Premier League, against Aston Villa, in a 5–0 victory.
On 13 May 2009, Gerrard was named as the 2009 Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year, beating Ryan Giggs by just 10 votes and becoming the first Liverpool player to win the award in nineteen years. Gerrard was delighted and "a little bit surprised" to win the award. On 5 December 2009, Gerrard made his 500th appearance for Liverpool in a 0–0 draw at Blackburn where he was accused of diving in an attempt to win a penalty. He ended the 2009–10 season with a total of 12 goals and nine assists from 46 matches.
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