It is set to be one heck of an emotional week for Steven Gerrard as he prepares to say goodbye to the team he has spent his entire career to date with. Those that love him are Liverpool fans, and those that hate him do so because of the quality displays he has put on the pitch through the years. He has been an integral part of the club and it’s recent history and adidas has decided to acknowledge his loyalty (both to Liverpool and Adidas) with a custom pair of boots.
This special edition Predator Instinct boot is built to celebrate Steven Gerrard’s 17 years of tireless dedication to Liverpool. The story of his rise from young Liverpool fan to iconic leader of the club comes to a close this weekend with Gerrard set to make his last home appearance in a pair of boots designed to show his unbreakable bond with the city.
His final pair for Liverpool have been created with the colors of red and white dominating as well unique and personal detailing throughout. The eye-catching design all feeds out from a central visual element on the outer heel – YNWA – reflecting the club ethos that Gerrard has lived by throughout his career.
Complimenting this design, Gerrard’s number 8 and the names of his children are also emblazoned on the boots, whilst inside each boot there are personalized tributes to Anfield’s favourite son.
Gerrard will be wearing the boots for the final two games of the season, firstly against Crystal Palace this weekend (update: Liverpool lost 1-3) and then away at Stoke. As his glittering Premier League career comes to an end fans from across the city of Liverpool and all over the country will be upstanding for a very special player in a special pair of boots.