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Steven Gerrard, the manager of Saudi Arabian football club Al-Ettifaq, marked Saudi National Day by wearing traditional Saudi clothing.

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Steven Gerrard, the legendary former Liverpool player and current manager of Al-Ettifaq, celebrated Saudi National Day by fully immersing himself in the culture of his new home. Gerrard, who relocated to the Middle East this summer, donned traditional Saudi clothing to mark the occasion.

Steven Gerrard Saudi traditional

In a show of respect and appreciation, Gerrard wore a white thawb, a traditional robe, along with a scarf in the colors of Saudi Arabia. He completed the look by wearing an Arab headdress known as a keffiyeh. Sporting this attire, Gerrard posed for cameras, flashing a smile and a thumbs-up gesture. He even joined in the festivities by toasting the occasion with a cup of traditional tea.

Steven Gerrard Saudi traditional

Gerrard’s move to Al-Ettifaq saw him not only take on the role of manager but also recruit former Premier League stars such as Jordan Henderson, Gini Wijnaldum, and Demarai Gray. Additionally, it has been reported that Jesse Lingard could potentially join the team on a training basis for the next month.

Steven Gerrard Saudi traditional

Al-Ettifaq has made an impressive start to their campaign, securing five wins out of seven matches. Gerrard’s impact as manager has been significant, and his commitment to embracing the local culture has further endeared him to the fans.

 

Supporters have been delighted to see Gerrard embracing Saudi National Day, with many expressing their admiration for his respect and willingness to immerse himself in the traditions of his new surroundings. Social media was abuzz with fans praising his new look and celebrating his integration into the Saudi culture.

Steven Gerrard Saudi traditional

Gerrard’s celebration of Saudi National Day comes with a hint of regret as well. In a recent interview, he expressed remorse over leaving Liverpool for LA Galaxy in 2015, just months before Jurgen Klopp’s arrival as manager. Gerrard admitted that if he had known Klopp would take charge, he would have signed a contract extension at Liverpool, even if it meant enduring a few more months under Brendan Rodgers.

 

As Gerrard continues his journey with Al-Ettifaq, his commitment to the club and its culture strengthens his bond with the fans and demonstrates his dedication to success both on and off the field.

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