Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard opens up on the slip vs Chelsea that cost them the Premier League in 2014. He revealed that he has finally healed.
Liverpool looked set to win their maiden Premier League title in 2014. Luis Suarez had galvanized the side around him and it looked like the wait would finally end. However, club hero Steven Gerrard, who is idolised at the Anfield, would ultimately let the title slip (pardon the pun) from their clutches.
The former Liverpool midfielder infamously lost his balance during the match vs Chelsea and lost possession to Demba Ba who would go on to score a goal. The goal caused their shoulders to drop and they lost the match 2-0 before losing the title race to Manchester City.
The only people who don’t think the Gerrard slip isn’t the football moment of the decade are Liverpool fans … that’s not be being biased or bitter that’s me being truthful pic.twitter.com/PGutj5uDgk
— Jimmy McBride (@jimmymcbride1) December 31, 2019
Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard opens up on the slip vs Chelsea that cost them the Premier League in 2014
While speaking to Jamie Carragher on The Greatest Game podcast, Steven Gerrard said:
“That was a tough moment. Even tougher than what probably people think it was. I just had to go. The only time in a 20-year career when I’ve felt numb, my body felt numb. It was bad.
“When I analyze it properly, I obviously understand it (losing the title) wasn’t just that moment. But still part of me in my head thinks it is. People say to me to make me feel better ‘it was over 38 games’ but I still know behind what you’re saying to me, that moment was so big.”
“At that time, that moment, against that team. That’s still behind all the people trying to soften it up for me. I think about it most days.”
Gerrard revealed that the Champions League triumph last season went a long way in his healing process and a Premier league win would complete the process.
“A Liverpool team winning the league would help how I feel for sure. When Liverpool won the Champions League last year, I was sitting there thinking to myself, looking round at the fans thinking ‘they’re all happy again’.
“It made me feel better again. [It was] a healing moment if you like, for me. And I think winning the League would definitely play a part.”
With the way Liverpool have been playing this season, it seems it’s only but a matter of time before Gerrard gets his wish.
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