Anfield gets a double dose of Gerrard
11th February 2010 – One of the world’s most famous footballers came face to face with himself today, as Steven Gerrard was introduced to his new wax figure on the famous pitch at Anfield. The footballer’s busy training schedule meant he was unable to get to London for the unveiling, so our team happily brought the figure to visit him at the famous home of Liverpool FC.
The football star’s figure is attired in a Liverpool kit which Gerrard donated along with his football boots. When the figure returns to London on Sunday (14th February) it will be positioned nearby England team mates David Beckham and Wayne Rooney in our interactive Sports Zone. You will be able to test your own skills with a fun soccer shootout over half term next week.
Gerrard is the first footballer to gain entry into Madame Tussauds since Wayne Rooney in 2005, and as well as his soccer colleagues, will be in the company of a host of sporting legends past and present - from Mohammad Ali and Jesse Owens to Sachin Tendulkar and Lewis Hamilton.
On meeting himself, Gerrard, who gave a sitting for the sculptors and was involved in the figure creation, said ‘It been an absolute thrill to have my very own figure within Madame Tussauds’.
Liz Edwards, our PR Manager said: “We very rarely ‘unveil’ our figures outside of the attraction in London so being in Liverpool at Anfield makes this a very special occasion. It is particularly appropriate that Steven joins the Madame Tussauds line up in World Cup year. 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 competition in June.”
The figure took four months to create at a cost of £150,000.
Above photo taken by Andrew Teebay/Liverpool Echo
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