STEVEN GERRARD celebrated Saudi National day by donning traditional clothes to fully embrace his new life as manager of Al-Ettifaq.
Twitter @Ettifaq_ENSteven Gerrard celebrated Saudi National day by dressing in traditional clothes[/caption]
Twitter @Ettifaq_ENThe Liverpool legend is manager of Al-Ettifaq[/caption]
And he ended up signing a host of former Premier League stars like Jordan Henderson, Gini Wijnaldum and Demarai Gray.
Jesse Lingard could be the next to join after linking up with Al-Ettifaq for the next month on a training basis.
And the Mersey icon showed he’s settling into his new life after celebrating Saudi National day.
He donned a scarf bearing the colours of his adopted home country on top of a traditional white thawb.
And Gerrard completed the look with an Arab headdress known as a keffiyeh.
The former England star flashed a smile and a thumbs-up as he posed for cameras.
Gerrard even toasted the occasion with a traditional cup of tea.
Twitter @Ettifaq_ENGerrard has won five of his opening seven games this season[/caption]
Twitter @Ettifaq_ENThe England icon is settling into life in the Middle East[/caption]
Fans were loving Gerrard’s new look, with one saying: “My captain my sheikh.”
Another declared: “Love to see him embracing the culture.”
One noted: “Sheikh Steven Al-Gerrard.”
Another added: “The legend looks amazing on National day.”
Gerrard’s celebrations come after he admitted his regret over leaving Liverpool for LA Galaxy in 2015 – just months before the arrival of Jurgen Klopp.
He said: “I was devastated. I obviously made a decision not to sign a year extension to go to America.
“Whereas if I’d took the extension, I might have got six months under the guidance of Jurgen Klopp.
“But obviously being under Brendan Rodgers’ management at the time, I was getting told my game time was going to get less and less.
“I didn’t want to be a sub for Liverpool, I didn’t want to be a squad player, I still felt that I was the best midfielder there at the time.
“But in hindsight, if I’d have known what was going to come off, 100 per cent I would have signed extension.
“And I’d have put up with four to five months of Rodgers to get six months of Klopp, for sure.”