Steven Gerrard dealt Fathers’ Day blow as toddler son poses in Barcelona shirt

STEVEN GERRARD'S toddler son has sold the Liverpool legend a dummy for Father's Day – by posing with him in a Barcelona shirt.

Little Lio showed he loves Leo – Messi and Co – in a cute snap that Rangers manager Gerro posted on Instagram.

Steven Gerrard dealt Fathers’ Day blow as toddler son poses in Barcelona shirt1 Steven Gerrard puts on a brave face while Lio looks innocent in a Barca top

More than 100,000 followers soon liked the photo, with former Spurs and Celtic striker Robbie Keane replying with two "cool" emojis.

But ex-Barca and England striker Gary Lineker could not resist a gentle dig.

The Match of the Day presenter posted: "Proper kit. Good lad."

Gerrard senior also shared a video of Lio volleying a ball into a box and rejoicing with his arms aloft like former Three Lions' forward Alan Shearer.

But Gerro certainly has no split loyalties when it comes to choosing between old club Liverpool and his lad Lio's La Liga love.

The ex-Three Lions midfielder has admitted he was so jittery during the Reds' famous 4-0 win over Barca last month – to earn a 4-3 Champions League semi-final triumph on aggregate – that he had to depart early.

Gerro, 39, said at the time: "The nerves at Anfield for myself personally were difficult to control.

"‘I had to leave at 4-0 even though I had my seven year old daughter.

"I used that as an excuse but it was more the nerves so God help the players with what they were going through.

"I just don’t think I’d have been able to cope with seeing Suarez, Coutinho or Messi break my heart.

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"My seven year old had school the next day… beat the traffic and get out of there before it goes wrong. Just remember the good stuff."

Gerrard was more relaxed and even more ecstatic on June 1 when Jurgen Klopp's men followed that success by beating Spurs 2-0 in the final.

So this season, on the pitch at least, it is Liverpool who are the daddies.

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