Local lad Scott Dann admits he'll have mixed emotions playing in Steven Gerrard's send-off.

SCOTT DANN admits he will have mixed emotions if Crystal Palace ruin Steven Gerrard's Anfield send-off.

Gerrard will wave an emotional goodbye to the Liverpool fans on Saturday after a 17-year-stint at the Merseyside club.

The LA Galaxy-bound midfielder is expected to receive a guard of honour from both the Liverpool and Palace players.

Further tributes will be laid on by Liverpool in the outgoing skipper's final home game in a Reds shirt.

And Palace defender Dann, a boyhood Liverpool fan, is proud to be part of the historic day on Merseyside.

He said: "It will be a privilege to be on the pitch against Steven.

"I didn't initially realise that his last home game was against us. It will be something to remember.

"I know what the atmosphere is going to be like and it is a great game and day to be involved in.

"Being a local lad I know the impact he has made and he is an inspiration to the people of Liverpool.

"I don't think, being a Liverpool fan, that I could see him playing for anyone else over here.

"He hasn't got the silverware in terms of Premier League medals that others have got.

"But what he has done for Liverpool - with the way he has probably carried them at times - ranks right up there with trophies."

Dann was back on home turf in March when he appeared alongside the former England skipper in an All-Star charity match.

Dann, 28, added: "He is an icon up there and he deserves all the adulation he gets.

"It will be strange not seeing him in a Liverpool shirt in the future. He will go down as one of the greats."

Source: Daily Star

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