‘Our family is complete’ Steven and Alex Gerrard welcome their fourth child

Steven and Alex Gerrard have welcomed their fourth child together.

The former Liverpool captain took to Instagram to confirm the arrival of the family’s first son, writing alongside a birth announcement picture: ‘Lio George Gerrard was born this morning at 4.55am. Both are doing great. Our family is complete ❤️’

Steven and Alex are already parents to daughters Lilly-Ella, 13, Lexie, 10, and Lourdes, five.

The footballer’s 5.9 million followers were quick to congratulate him on the happy news, with one commenting: ‘Congratulations @stevengerrard So happy for you and your beautyful family👏🏼💙💎’ and another adding: ‘That news just made my day. May he be happy healthy and bring you both lots of joy. He’s gonna be one spoiled little mans with all of those big sisters. Congratulations guys! All the best!’

Alex announced that she was expecting again back in October 2016, when she shared a black and white image of her three girls, with each holding the same baby scan, to her Twitter account.

‘We are all very excited for our new baby to arrive next year !! 😍👶🏼❤️❤️❤️👶🏼🍼🍼🍼👶🏼👶🏼 number 4’ she said to fans at the time.

The pair have expressed their desire to have a son in the past, with Alex admitting to HELLO! magazine in 2014: ‘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.’

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However, she added that her daughters were already following in their sporting father’s footsteps: ‘All the girls have the England and new Liverpool kits with their names on the back, just like their daddy. They are so cute!’

‘Steven has taken a picture of them on his phone so he has it with him. Lourdes loves hers so much we can’t get it off her.’