Gerrard waxwork shown at Anfield

11 February 2010 02:13
Liverpool and England international Steven Gerrard came face-to-face with himself when he met his own Madame Tussauds waxwork at Anfield.The Reds captain spent five minutes examining the waxwork before he said: "You've missed a few spots haven't you?". [LNB]He also fixed the figure's hair as he posed for photographs with his two daughters Lilly-Ella and Lexie. [LNB]"It's an absolute thrill to have my very own figure," the 29-year-old said. [LNB]It is one of the first times a waxwork has been unveiled outside London - the ceremony took place in Liverpool due to his training schedule. [LNB]The "new" Steven Gerrard, which cost £150,000 to create, will be positioned near England teammate David Beckham in the museum's Sports Zone. [LNB]It is the first time a footballer has been immortalised in wax at Madame Tussauds since 2005 when Wayne Rooney entered the museum's hall of fame. [LNB]Liz Edwards, of Madame Tussauds in London, said: "His inclusion is in response to huge demand from the public and we know fans are going to enjoy getting up close to him in the run-up to the World Cup in June."

Source: BBC_Sport