Saturday 23 September 2017

Alex and Steven Gerrard share first images of their first son baby Lio

Steven Gerrard (35), his wife Alex and their daughters, Lily-Ella, Lexie and Lourdes who appear in this week's edition of Hello! Magazine
Steven Gerrard (35), his wife Alex and their daughters, Lily-Ella, Lexie and Lourdes who appear in this week's edition of Hello! Magazine
Patricia Murphy

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Steven and Alex Gerrard have shared a photograph of their newborn son Lio George, one week after welcoming their fourth child.

The former Liverpool star (36) took to Instagram to introduce the family's new arrival to the world.

Steven Gerrard shared an image of his first son Lio
Steven Gerrard shared an image of his first son Lio

The dad-of-four shared a sweet photograph of the new baby mid-snooze, with a simple heart emojicon. The legendary footballer announced the birth last week and confirmed than both mum and baby were doing well.

"It's a boy! Lio George Gerrard was born this morning at 4.55am. Both are doing great. Our family is complete," he wrote.

The dad may have been holding out for a baby boy, as Lio is his first son. The baby's name is believed to have been inspired by striker Lionel Messi, of whom Gerrard is a huge fan.

Speaking prior to the birth, Alex spoke of her husband's desire to have a bit more male companionship in their house of women.

Soccer player Steven Gerrard and wife Alex Gerrard arrive at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2015 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on July 16, 2015 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
Soccer player Steven Gerrard and wife Alex Gerrard arrive at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards 2015 at UCLA's Pauley Pavilion on July 16, 2015 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

"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, Alex and their children have moved to Los Angeles as he begins his contract with LA Galaxy
Steven, Alex and their children have moved to Los Angeles as he begins his contract with LA Galaxy

This is the fourth child for Steven and Alex, who wed in 2007. The couple already have three daughters, Lilly-Ella (13), Lexie (10) and Lourdes (5).

Alex and Steven Gerrard at The Ivy in LA. Picture: Alex Gerrard/Twitter
Alex and Steven Gerrard at The Ivy in LA. Picture: Alex Gerrard/Twitter

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