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Steven Gerrard's waxwork is unveiled at Anfield

Steven Gerrard and his waxwork
It is one of the first times a waxwork has been unveiled outside London

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?".

He also fixed the figure's hair as he posed for photographs with his two daughters Lilly-Ella and Lexie.

"It's an absolute thrill to have my very own figure," the 29-year-old said.

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.

The "new" Steven Gerrard, which cost £150,000 to create, will be positioned near England teammate David Beckham in the museum's Sports Zone.

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.

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."



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