Liverpool skipper sells car on Auto Trader

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has decided to sell his 3.6 litre range rover on the website Auto Trader for £53,000, with the car selling within hours of the story breaking on Thursday. One lucky - presumably Reds-supporting - buyer kopped a bargain after the England midfielder slashed £30,000 off the original price.

Gerrard paid £61,000 for the motor in February last year, and has since spent £22,000 on modifcations, including a new bodykit costing more than £6,000, a set of 22-inch alloy wheels for £4,150, £700 on wool rugs, £705 for brake calipers, £1,880 on a DVD system and £2,900 on a bespoke hand-stitched leather interior. While on each armrest is the number 8, Gerrard's shirt number. “This is the dream car for any Liverpool fan, it’s a collector’s item. It’s a snip compared to what he paid. I can’t see it being on the market too long,” said a club source. Gerrard has used Auto Trader before, with both his BMW X5 and convertible Mercedes CLK previously featuring on the website. 

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