Steven Gerrard visited his old primary school to recreate a famous photo
Steven Gerrard went back to school to prepare to become an England centurion.
Liverpool and Three Lions captain Gerrard, 32, is set to win his 100th cap for his country in tomorrow night’s friendly against Sweden.
But after spending a morning at Huyton-with-Roby Church of England Primary School, his journey to the top of his profession was put firmly into context.
Gerrard returned to his first school with journalists from The Daily Mail to recreate an iconic picture from 1973.
That famous image saw West Ham and England legend Bobby Moore surrounded by a group of children, with each wearing one of his international caps.
Daily Mail Chief Sports Photographer Andy Hooper was the man behind the lens who made Gerrard’s interpretation of the photoshoot happen.
Hooper revealed: “What we wanted to do was recreate the historic picture of Bobby Moore celebrating his 100 caps for England.
“Bobby was photographed with 99 children all wearing his caps at his local primary school.
“We brought Steven back to his primary school to recreate the same picture.”
Gerrard added: “It’s perfect for me because this is where it all started. It’s where I first started kicking a ball on the playground.
“So to come back and see where it all started brings back wonderful memories for me.
“There’s no better place – if I could pick one place to come back to and do the picture on the eve of my 100th cap it would be my first school where I first started kicking a ball.”
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