Steven Gerrard joins Twitter to promote charity

Steven Gerrard joins Twitter
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Liverpool and England skipper Steven Gerrard joins Twitter to promote his charity but insists that he won't become a 'serial tweeter'.

Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard has become the latest high-profile footballer to join social network site Twitter.

The 32-year-old, who has signed up for the site under the namr @SGF08, has revealed that he wants to promote his charity, the Steven Gerrard Foundation, which aims to help disadvantaged children.

"I'll be putting tweets out there but I won't be a serial tweeter like some players," Gerrard told Liverpool's official website.

"There won't be anything too ambitious or controversial. I won't be filling the papers with my tweets! It's about getting the foundation out there. That's where the Twitter idea has come from.

"I'm not really a social networker, but if I can use Facebook and Twitter to raise awareness then great. I'm hoping it snowballs and we can get as many followers as possible."

Gerrard, who has now joined the likes of England teammates Ashley Cole and Wayne Rooney on Twitter, currently has up to 66,178 followers.

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