REUTERS: Steven Gerrard said the unfortunate slip that correctly ended Liverpool’s Premier League name hopes within the 2013-14 season still haunts him and the pain is unlikely to ease even supposing Juergen Klopp’s team deliver the trophy this year.
The former Liverpool captain famously misplaced his footing and possession five years ago allowing Demba Ba to score as Chelsea dented Liverpool’s push for the title with a 2-0 win in a season when Manchester City ended up champions.
Liverpool are on 70 factors and path City through one factor with 9 video games to move this season and Gerrard hoped his boyhood club would keep their nerve to stop their 29-12 months title drought for the sake of their supporters.
“This wound has been open given that my enjoy. I’m now not positive it’s going to near due to the fact I can not trade that experience,” Gerrard, who left Liverpool in 2015 after 17 years on the Merseyside club, instructed the British media.
“It does not have an effect on how I sense (about Liverpool) now. I study a squad of gamers, a number of whom I’m still friends with. I see a guide that gave me truly the entirety from the terraces and round the world.
“I just desire for his or her sake, and mine as a supporter, that come the give up of the competition they may be successful. But it may not make me or my wound experience any special.”
Gerrard hailed the efforts of Klopp in making Liverpool genuine name contenders and said the group might be proud even though they finally misplaced out to champions City.
“Certain human beings will see it as a failure however that is football and critiques. Juergen has taken the squad ahead massive strides. He’s doing the entirety he can,” Gerrard, who presently manages Scottish facet Rangers, added.
“Sometimes in football, if someone beats you to it, you have to keep your arms up and say the higher team gained.
“I hope it truly is now not the case however I do not suppose you can be too crucial if you have been splendid your self and feature achieved ever so properly to be in it inside the first area.”