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.

Samsung are a proud partner of Team GB and are supporting the Samsung Galaxy Team. To meet the team, see exclusive content and win amazing prizes, including once-in-a-lifetime winter sport training sessions with the Samsung Galaxy Team athletes, visit: www.samsung.com/uk/sochi2014

MORE:

MORE: The latest football news

MORE: The latest tennis news

BIOGRAPHY: Ethan Hazard

BIOGRAPHY: Daniel Sturridge

Jose Mourinho (Photo: The Sport Review)
‘Fantastic effort’: Jose Mourinho reacts to Man United’s 1-1 draw with Liverpool FC
Pep Guardiola
Pep Guardiola points to Chelsea FC and Arsenal in the title race
Frank Lampard
‘He has great talent’: Lampard salutes Chelsea FC midfielder
Gary Lineker
‘Extraordinary’: Gary Lineker salutes Liverpool FC star during 1-1 draw with Man United
Jurgen Klopp
‘I am backing them’: BBC Sport pundit predicts Man United v Liverpool FC
Frank Lampard
Sky Sports pundit uses Chelsea FC to make point about Man United
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Andy Murray
Antwerp 2019: Andy Murray’s long wait for title is over – European Open champion
Mesut Ozil
Juan Mata opens up about Mesut Ozil at Arsenal
Jamie Carragher
‘The same problems’: Carragher reacts to Liverpool FC’s 1-1 draw at Man United