Sochi 2014: Steven Gerrard gift inspires Reds fan Jansrud to Olympic gold

Sochi 2014: When Norway's Kjetil Jansrud won bronze in Russia, Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard sent him a signed shirt

By Ashley Birch
You beauty: Kjetil Jansrud Photo: Kjetil Jansrud/Instagram

When self-confessed Liverpool fan Kjetil Jansrud won his first Sochi medal, securing bronze in the men’s alpine downhill skiing, Steven Gerrard sent him his signed shirt from their 3-2 win over Fulham.

The Norwegian went on to win his second medal of the games with gold in the super-G, so perhaps the 28-year-old will be hoping for another gift from the Red’s captain.

Gerrard made contact when former teammate and mutual friend, John Arne Riise, informed him of Jansrud’s success and his obsession with the Anfield outfit.

Gerrard kept his word, after his 90 minute penalty heroics gave Liverpool the win, which you can imagine Jansrud celebrated from Sochi.

Although it seems Jansrud might have once considered a career change, his recent achievements in the Rosa Khutor alpine resort will most likely keep him on the slopes – for the foreseeable future at least.

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