STEVEN GERRARD took time out recently to catch up with a former Liverpool team-mate of his.
The Anfield legend smiled as he posed for a photo with his old pal.
Steven Gerrard posed with an old pal
He then posted the snap to his 10.6million Instagram followers, adding that it was: “Nice catching up.”
If Gerrard, 42, hadn’t named his pal in the post, some fans may have been dumbfounded as to who he was posing with.
For a start, his mate sported a full head of gelled hair – something he very seldom did during his Liverpool career.
In fact, the Slovakian wore a shaved head for much of his eight-and-a-half years at Anfield.
His grooming transformation led one commenter to claim that he is “ageing in reverse”.
The 37-year-old began his career at Trencin in his homeland back in 2001.
After three years there he moved to Russia with Zenit Saint-Petersburg.
He won the title with Zenit, but left just months before their 2008 Uefa Cup win.
The defender’s hair transformation in recent years has stunned fans
The defender moved to Anfield from Zenit for £6.5million in January of that year.
Upon his arrival, boss Rafa Benitez said: “He is aggressive, quick, is good in the air and I think he’s a very good player for the future and also for the present.
He went on to spend eight-and-a-half years playing for the Kop – logging 320 appearances in all competitions.
After helping them win the League Cup in 2012, the imposing 6ft 3in centre-back left after Jurgen Klopp’s first season in charge in 2016.
Steven Gerrard’s old mate is… Martin Skrtel.
After leaving Liverpool, Skrtel played for Fenerbahce for three years before signing for Atalanta in 2019.
He had his contract ripped up just three weeks later, however, after raising concerns that he just did not fit into the Italian side’s system.
Gerrard and Skrtel played together for seven years
The Slovakian won the League Cup with the Reds
A month later he returned to Turkey with Istanbul Basaksehir, where he stayed until last year, going on to return to his homeland with Spartak Trnava.
Skrtel married wife Barbora during his Liverpool days in 2012.
He is now without a club aged 37 after leaving Spartak Trnava.
After Gerrard posted a picture with him, one fan commented: “Skrtel’s hair comeback hasn’t been talked about.”
While a second wrote: “Can’t be the real Skrtel this guy’s got hair.”
A third asked: “He’s got hair now???”
And another added: “Two legends.”
Skrtel tussles with Kylian Mbappe during his Istanbul Basaksehir days
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