Doting dad Steven Gerrard is clearly head over heels in love with his new son Lio! The Liverpool footballer took to Instagram on Saturday to share the first photograph of his son. Steven, 36, simply added a heart emoji next to the sweet picture, which showed the one-week-old sleeping peacefully in a white baby grow covered in a star patterned blanket. Steven and wife Alex, 34, welcomed their fourth child on 29 April. Steven’s 6m followers loved the photo, with many commenting on cute baby Lio. One said: “Aww he is so adorable. Congrats!” while a second wrote: “A legend was born! Should call him Stevie Jr.” There were more football comments, as one fan said: “Huge congratulations to you both cannot wait to see him in his Liverpool kit.” Another fan posted: “All the best. Can't wait to see him running round in the red. Have him in the Anfield training room as soon as possible,” with a winking emoji.
Steven’s post comes just one day after his wife Alex was seen out in public with baby Lio. The Mail showed photographs of the mum pushing her newborn in a buggy with a friend, looking relaxed in a white T-shirt and jeans as she walked in Liverpool. Alex and Steven are already parents to three girls, Lilly-Ella, 13, Lexie, 10 and Lourdes, five. The couple announced the arrival of their son on Instagram last weekend, with Steven posting the picture message: “It’s a boy! Lio George Gerrard 29.04.17”. Beside the note was a caption by Steven saying: “Lio George Gerrard was born this morning at 4.55 am. Both are doing great. Our family is complete,” followed by a heart emoji.
Alex has previously spoken to HELLO! about the possibility of having a boy. She revealed: "I know Steven has said before he would like one but the chances of us having one is slim with having three girls. He laughs and says he can't risk it - it's going to cost him a fortune in weddings if we have another girl!" Steven will no doubt be thrilled his wish came true and that he only has three weddings to pay for in the future. The Gerrards relocated to Los Angeles in May 2015 after the football star landed a contract at LA Galaxy, David Beckham's former club. In November, Steven announced his retirement from professional football.
Steven Gerrard with his wife Alex and their daughters