Steven Gerrard praises talented artist with Ibrox family connection for Anfield mural
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Rangers boss Steven Gerrard praises artist for new Liverpool mural

Rangers boss and Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has thanked a local artist for painting a mural of him in the outskirts of Anfield Stadium.

The ex-Liverpool captain remains a legend of the Merseyside club and he applauded John Culshaw for the stunning mural on Hawkesworth St, just a few blocks from the famous ground.

The mural was painted after Gerrard was voted for by supporters via Sportening, a social sports app for football fans.

Gers gaffer Gerrard pipped the likes of Bob Paisley, Sami Hyypia, Robbie Fowler and Jerzy Dudek to win the vote with the mural painting on the side of The Sandon Complex, which in 1892 became the birthplace of Liverpool Football Club.


According to the Liverpool Echo, over 28k supporters voted for Gerrard to be involved in the mural and the Ibrox manager thanked the Anfield legions for their support.

“Thank you to all the voters I feel honoured to be chosen for this great piece of work by John Culshaw,” said Gerrard [Instagram].

“Looking forward to visiting soon to see it up close.”

Incredibly, if you’re recognising the artist’s second name, that’s because John Culshaw is the nephew of Ibrox coach Tom, according to this poster on Follow, Follow.

Tom Culshaw is one of Gerrard’s right-hand men at Ibrox and continues that Liverpool connection at Rangers.

The artist himself spoke to the Liverpool Echo about the work.

Tom Culshaw is reportedly the uncle of artist John Culshaw, who painted the Steven Gerrard mural. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“All five of the legends are worthy winners but there can only be one mural. The fans of Liverpool Football Club have spoken and Steven Gerrard is their winner!” said Culshaw.

“I’ve really enjoyed this process and seeing the final piece of artwork on The Sandon Complex.

“This mural joins many others across the city that honour some of the club’s best players.”

Meanwhile, Rangers are set to play one of their upcoming Europa League fixtures behind closed doors.

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