By Saskia Boggs, 19, reporting from Kalamazoo, Michigan, on Liverpool's hottest player, Steven Gerrard
Are you tired of all the David Beckham hype? How the sport has become watching what he and Posh are wearing, more Fashion Week front row than football? Consider switching teams to Steven Gerrard, captian of Liverpool soccer (or, technically, football). He's hot, he's talented, and he's British—what's not to like?
I myself am not British, and I didn't even care about the sport until a friend of mine introduced me to Gerrard and the Liverpool Football Club with some video interviews on YouTube. After seeing what he looked like and hearing his voice, I was hooked on following Stevie and his career. One of Liverpool's top scorers, he came from their youth league and has played pro for them for ten years. He's been offered up to £100,000 a week (that's almost $150,000 where we say "soccer") to join other teams—which, unlike Beckham, he rejected. I like that loyalty. His talent is still on the rise, and Liverpool is currently hot in the running for both the England Premier and European Champion Leagues.
So, yeah, through Gerrard, I've become a football fan, too. To anyone who enjoys the sport—or just hot British men—I recommend doing the same. You won't regret it. —Saskia Boggs