Football: Touts asking for more than $2,700 a ticket for Gerrard's last home appearance

Workmen work on a poster of Liverpool's English midfielder Steven Gerrard outside The Kop stand at Anfield, Liverpool, on May 13, 2015. Tickets to  the game, Gerrard's final home appearance, which usually cost 47 pounds (S$98), are on
Workmen work on a poster of Liverpool's English midfielder Steven Gerrard outside The Kop stand at Anfield, Liverpool, on May 13, 2015. Tickets to  the game, Gerrard's final home appearance, which usually cost 47 pounds (S$98), are on sale on the Internet for more than 1,300 pounds. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (Reuters) - An emotional Anfield will witness the end of an era on Saturday when Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard makes his final home appearance after more than 700 games and 17 years playing for his boyhood club.

Tickets that normally cost 47 pounds (S$98) are on sale on the Internet for more than 1,300 pounds, such is the demand to see his last match on home soil against Crystal Palace.

Last week, the former England skipper was part of a guard of honour saluting champions Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. This week, Palace players are expected to line up and applaud him as he leads the team out of the Anfield tunnel for the last time.

After Saturday's match, Liverpool have one game left at Stoke City on the final day of the season on May 24 when Gerrard, who turns 35 at the end of the month, will bid farewell to his adoring fans before joining LA Galaxy.

With Chelsea having won the title and Burnley and Queens Park Rangers relegated, the only issues still be decided are who fills the third relegation spot and the destination of the three Europa League places.

Liverpool will clinch one of them with a win over 12th-placed Palace who are chasing their highest finish in the Premier League era.