Hamann, Lineker & more: Twitter reacts to England’s 100-cap hero
Anthony Gerrard, Didi Hamann and Gary Lineker all tweet their thoughts as Steven Gerrard earns his 100th England cap
Steven Gerrard became England’s sixth player to earn 100 caps for the national team in Wednesday’s friendly against Sweden in Stockholm.
The 32-year-old Liverpool captain joins David Beckham, Bobby Charlton, Bobby Moore, Billy Wright and Peter Shilton in the exclusive 100-cap club.
Here’s the best of the reaction to Gerrard’s feat from the professionals on Twitter.
Huddersfield Town defender Anthony Gerrard (@antgerrard86) sums up his cousin’s glittering career: “100 Caps, 600 Liverpool apps, FA Cups, CC cups, Europa Cup, Super Cup, Champions League WINNER! What more needs to be said really! #Proud”
Celtic manager Neil Lennon (@OfficialNeil) congratulates the Three Lions skipper: “Good luck to Steven Gerrard on his 100th cap tonight…fantastic achievement!”
Former Wales international John Hartson (@JohnHartson10) hails Gerrard as the greatest-ever Reds player: “The greatest Liverpool player of all time wins his one hundredth England cap tonight congratulations to Steven Gerrard..King Kenny has said that Stevie Gerrard is the greatest ever to have played for Liverpool.. Some praise from a true great himself..!”
Liverpool legend Terry McDermott (@TerryMac777) chips in: “Ultimate respect and credit to fellow scouser Steven Gerrard for winning his 100th England cap!”
England legend Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) hails the midfielder: “Will be great to see Steven Gerrard pick up his 100th England cap tonight. A brilliant, determined, dynamic and inspirational footballer.”
Former Chelsea star Jody Morris (@morriskid) is impressed by Gerrard’s loyalty: “Listened to a few discussions about Stevie Gerrard this morning on Talksport. Would he have achieved more at a different club etc..I think the type of clubs that have wanted him or would have signed him have all won more but you can’t knock him for staying at Liverpool!”
Former Reds midfielder Dietmar Hamann (@DietmarHamann) pays credit to his former team-mate: “Congratulations and well done to Steven Gerrard on his 100th England cap …thoroughly deserved!”
Ex-Newcastle defender Warren Barton (@warrenbarton2) chimes in: “Well done to Steve Gerrard on 100 caps… Great pro!!!”