Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard told supporters he was "devastated" about leaving the club during an on-pitch address after his final game at Anfield.
Gerrard, 34, will join the Los Angeles Galaxy in July after almost 17 years at his home-town club and following a 3-1 loss to Crystal Palace, he paid an emotional tribute to Liverpool's fans.
"It felt very strange. I've been dreading this moment. I'm going to miss it so much," Gerrard told the crowd at a sunny, sold-out Anfield.
"I've loved every minute. I'm absolutely devastated I'm never going to play in front of these supporters again."
"I'll save the last thanks to the most important people at the football club. These supporters stand out more than anyone."
He was then interrupted by cheers and applause from the fans, before continuing: "Before I go, before the tears come, I've played in front of most supporters around the world, but let me tell you, you're the best."
Gerrard was joined on the pitch at the final whistle by his team-mates, all of whom wore shirts with his name and squad number, eight, on the back, before going on a lap of honour.
He was earlier presented with a keepsake by former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier, who handed Gerrard his debut against Blackburn Rovers in November 1998.