For Rangers fans everywhere, that moment Steven Gerrard donned a Rangers kit and walked out at Ibrox for a brief 10-minute cameo will live with them for a very long time.
Expect to see the photos pulled out for, well, forever.
But in pulling on the famous jersey Steven Gerrard didn’t just give something back to the adoring fans that have supported him in Glasgow, but he also reaffirmed his commitment to Ibrox.
👏 The Gaffer, Steven Gerrard comes on for Rangers. pic.twitter.com/KtJ00TebJ6
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) October 12, 2019
Not in the “I’m answering the links to the likes of Besiktas [beIN Sport], Leeds United and Newcastle [Northern Echo]” kind of way, but rather in an “I’m genuinely grateful and this club is important to me” kind of way.
Steven Gerrard has never donned another side’s colours for a match in the UK. He’s certainly never done so to play against his beloved Liverpool.
And it’s in turning out for 10 minutes at Ibrox for Rangers against the Reds that made the gesture so significant.
Yes, there’s a small element of egotism here – a chance to soak up the adulation of the Rangers faithful just a little bit more than usual. That said, he’s certainly earned it so far.
But you really get the feeling this is something which Gerrard himself wanted to do – that he was determined to get at least a taste of walking out in the famous ground representing Rangers.
In donning our kit for the first – and maybe even perhaps only time – against the club he became so synonymous with as a player, it shows just how committed to and supportive he is of Rangers.
And he’s also created memories and photos which will last a lifetime for not just the fans, but himself too.
He’ll just be gutted he didn’t score for either side as the Liverpool legends ran out 3-2 winners.