But it didn’t take long for Gerrard to love Liverpool.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has made a surprising admission, just days after he announced his decision to leave the Anfield club on a free transfer at the end of the season – he once owned a Manchester United shirt!
Comments reported in the Mirror suggest that it took some time for the young Gerrard to decide which club he supported, with Everton also in the running, but once he learned about the Anfield history his mind was made up:
“When I was younger I had all kinds of different kits: Tottenham, Norwich, Real Madrid, Barcelona… I even had a United kit.”
“We had a few Everton fans in the family who were trying to get me down the Blue road, but once I started understanding the game and listening to my dad and brother talk about Liverpool’s great history, that was it.”