LIVERPOOL captain Steven Gerrard has promised to end his final game at Anfield by razing the stadium to the ground.
Gerrard said: “Some fans think that ensuring Liverpool wouldn’t be playing in the FA Cup final on my birthday was my last gift to them, but I’ve got one more surprise in store.
“In the final moments of tomorrow’s game against Crystal Palace – which we’ll lose – I’ll go into a sliding tackle on Raheem Sterling and, after crippling him, will carry on into a weakened roof support.
“It’ll go down and, like dominos, every single support will slowly topple as the fans flee the collapsing stadium in a huge cloud of dust.
“As it settles they’ll see me, surrounded by the ruins of the Kop and the crushed, twisted remains of every trophy the club’s ever won, standing there knowing that my legend will never be equalled.”
Football writer Julian Cook said: “It’s good, but it’s still some way from matching the total disintegration of United after Fergie left.”