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Steven Gerrard: Managers, team-mates and pundits react to news of his planned departure from Liverpool

Managers, team-mates, rivals and pundits have all had their say on the Liverpool captain’s decision to end his 17-year career for the Reds.

Here’s a selection of the reaction to his announcement…

Jamie Carragher, former team-mate and Sky Sports pundit

It was Stevie’s decision, but could the club have maybe done a little bit more? Maybe spoken about a coaching role in the future to try to entice him to stay?

No one should have a job at a club for life just because of what they have done as a player. But to lose that experience at the club which could be passed on to the youngsters and academy players, from the club’s and supporters’ point of view I would have liked to have seen him stay in some capacity.