GERRARD NAMED AS FWA TRIBUTE HONOUREESteven Gerrard has been named as the honouree at the FWA Tribute Award this year, which takes place at the Savoy hotel in London.
The accolade is given out to someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the national game and will be presented at the gala dinner on January 20.
The award was won by Paul Scholes and Gary Neville last year; the first time in which the award was won by two players.
Gerrard won the FWA footballer of the year award in 2009 after leading Liverpool to a second place finish in the Premier League in the 2008/09 season.
The England midfielder scored 24 goals for his club that season including seven in the UEFA Champions League before the Reds were knocked out by Chelsea in the quarter-finals.
After spending his whole career at Anfield the only domestic honour to evade Gerrard is a Premier League title.
Liverpool’s captain has three League Cup winners’ medals, two FA Cups and two Community Shields to his name along with one UEFA Cup.
Arguably his greatest honour as a club player came in Istanbul in 2005 where he led Liverpool to Champions League glory after a penalty shootout against AC Milan, despite being 3-0 down at half-time.
The 32-year-old has made 411 league appearances for Liverpool, while representing his country on 98 occasions and captaining England 23 times.