Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard hopes he can keep his emotions in check when he bids farewell to Anfield on Saturday night.
The 34-year-old is set to make his final home appearance against Crystal Palace at the weekend to bring the curtain down on a 17-year professional career with the Reds before joining Major League Soccer side Los Angeles Galaxy.
Gerrard will lead his side out, and admits he has been preoccupied by how he will handle everything at the end of the game.
"I am looking forward to it, I want to win the game desperately and finish on a high at Anfield. Come the end of the game, it will be an emotional time," he said.
Liverpool potential striker targets
Liverpool potential striker targets
1/7 Christian Benteke (Aston Villa, 24)
Appears to be Liverpool's primary target but after a brilliant end of season (11 in nine games) his value will have gone through the roof.
2/7 Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon, 23)
The French striker has had an absolute brilliant season for the title chasers, scoring 29 goals in just 33 games. However, he is now being linked with Champions League clubs across Europe.
3/7 Theo Walcott (Arsenal, 26)
This potential transfer seems to hinge on what happens with Raheem Sterling. But Walcott could be seen as a man to fill in up top and then move to the wing when Sturridge returns, although he too has a poor track record with injury.
4/7 Paul-Georges Ntep (Rennes, 22)
Able to play on the wing or up front, the exciting Cameroonian has bags of pace and an eye for goal. Not really prolific but could be a decent stop-gap who would still be in the first-team when Sturridge came back.
5/7 Stevan Jovetic (Manchester City, 25)
Clearly has great quality but has struggled with form and injury in his time at the Etihad, with just 11 Premier League starts in two seasons. Would be interesting to see him given a real chance.
6/7 Graziano Pelle (Southampton, 29)
Liverpool may be think twice about doing business with Southampton after getting burned for Adam Lallana and Rickie Lambert, but the Italian has shown he is a great target man with an eye for goal.
7/7 Jay Rodriguez (Southampton, 25)
Has now missed more than a year of action after last season's horror injury at Manchester City, Rodriguez was probably going to the World Cup before going down. Would be a huge gamble but if he is able to return to form it'd be worth the risk.
"I have been dreading this moment at the end of the game in a strange way because I am going to miss it so much, playing at Anfield. The aim is to stay strong and avoid a few tears.
"I am not really one for attention. I feel a bit sorry for my team-mates. All the attention is on me but when the whistle goes it will be about getting the three points.
"I can only apologise if it has all been about me. I have never tried to grab any glory. From day one I have always tried to pull in the direction of the team."
Gerrard admits his only regret is not winning the league with his boyhood club, having come so close last season and in 2002 and 2009.
"I look back at it with pride. I am really proud of what I have achieved here, all the trophies I have won," he said.
"Certainly not winning the Premier League is a dent in that. There is nothing I can do about it now but 708 appearances is a lot more than I ever dreamed of."
He was asked how he felt about being regarded as the club's greatest player.
"I don't think many players look at themselves at what they have done achieved or what the opinion is out in the open," he said.
"I have loved every minute of playing for this club and every single game I've tried to do my best.
"Other people have opinions of you or put you in certain categories and compare you to players before or players coming through but there's nothing I can do about that."
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