Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has sent a heartfelt message to tennis superstar Caroline Wozniacki after she announced her retirement towards the end of last month.

The Danish star retired after her Australian Open exit to Ons Jabeur in the third-round.

Former world No.1 Wozniacki, a lifelong Liverpool fan, was already emotional at hanging up her racket for the final time after a 15-year professional career. But when her hero Gerrard left his words of encouragement, she could hardly contain herself.

Sharing a video from Hummel Training Centre, Gerrard said: "Hello Caroline, I hope you're well and good. I hope you're enjoying retiring and getting some rest. I just wanted to say congratulations on an incredible career. You've given us so many highs over the years, I've really enjoyed watching you.

"So, major congratulations to you and I wish you all the best for all the future. Good luck."

In response, a beaming Caroline responded: "As a Life long @LFC supporter, I can’t tell you how much pride this video gives me!!! Thank you so much #stevengerrard !!! And as always, go reds!!!! #YNWA".

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Her tweet garnered more than 6,000 combined likes and shares with more fans piling on with the love for her stellar career where she won a grand slam.

One said: "From one legend to another", while another commented: "Agree with Stevie, good luck Caroline."

One fan wrote: "Congratulations on the illustrious career." A fourth joked: "This also means you’re a Rangers fan now," with a wink-face emoji.