On an absolutely remarkable final day of the EPL season, everything seemed to be going Liverpool’s way, as long as they were able to score a second to defeat Wolves.
Because at Manchester City Gerrard had accomplished what seemed miraculous; his Villa side were 2-0 up in what was an astonishingly negative – 27% possession at the time – performance.
And he couldn’t hold on.
City came storming back, even as Liverpool were putting their points on the board and winning 3-1. City secured the win with an astounding turnaround and they are, again, the English Premiership champions.
Gerrard hopes, one day, to be the manager at Anfield.
As a player his famous slip against Chelsea deprived them of a title in Rodgers’ spell.
Today’s slip is even bigger and potentially costlier; and it keeps Celtic’s magnificent 1967 record intact.
Liverpool could have been the team with the best claim to having got near to equalling that (four trophies as opposed to our five of course) and their former player just assured that they won’t.
That record is going to stand the test of time.
All of us are entitled to have a good laugh about this today; Gerrard, who once professed himself a Celtic fan, pledged his allegiance to the club populated by goons and bigots and is now an Ibrox icon for winning the Empty Stadiums Title …
But his heart has never lain with that club but at Anfield, and for the second time in his career he is at least partly responsible for depriving that team of a championship.
If they are ever daft enough to appoint him manager, he’ll cost them a lot more.