Gerrard on hand for Liverpool’s AIPS award

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is seen here being presented with AIPS’s 2005 Team of the Year award by Keir Radnedge, the chairman of the football commission for the international sports press organisation, before Saturday’s home draw against Blackburn Rovers at Anfield.

The traditional laurel crown award was presented to Gerrard on the pitch in recognition of his club’s stunning comeback victory in the 2005 European Cup final.

Liverpool were overwhelming winners of the award, gathering around 75 per cent of the vote among AIPS members.

Photograph courtesy John Powell, Northpix

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Read more about SJA’s 2006 Sports Awards here.