Register Login Live

International

Gerrard: Treat Norwich Like 2005 Champs League Final

Liverpool captain, Steven Gerrard, has warned his side they must treat the next game against Norwich like the 2005 Champions League final against AC Milan.

The Reds 3-2 win over Manchester City leaves the title race in Liverpool’s own hands but Gerrard insisted they have to remain calm and focus on Norwich.

"We have to focus and prepare for Norwich now - we have got to treat it like it is the last game of all our careers. That is the mentality," the 33-year-old said.

"We have got to forget where we are and forget what we have done. Man City was always going to be huge because they are in the race with us but Norwich now become Man City.

"Norwich become Chelsea. Norwich become Manchester United. That's how big it is. We have got to treat Norwich like we treated AC Milan in 2005. That's just how football is. We can't think about what colour shirts Norwich are wearing and the personnel in them. We have got to treat them like the best team in the world."

Liverpool have picked up ten successive victories, but Gerrard insists this run could mean nothing, if they don’t win their first title since 1990.

"It is a remarkable run, but you get nothing for it," he added.

"You get a pat on the back. What is key as a footballer is getting something to show for all the hard work. We have been on a magnificent run. We could win 13 on the spin but lose the last one and we won't get nothing.

"Nobody will remember it. The only way people will remember it is if we go on and win it."

Liverpool next play Norwich away, then welcome title contenders, Chelsea, at Anfield, before they travel to Crystal Palace and finish the season against Newcastle at home.

Will Liverpool slip up or clinch the title this year? Have your say in the comment section below.

Poll

Who will win the Premier League Title?

Login to participate

Liverpool Edge Five Goal Thriller

Gerrard: Four Cup Finals Left

Gerrard Brace Sinks West Ham

95 comments

Top 5

Breaking: Chiefs Suspend Bobby!

88 Aug 04, 2020 04:09 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

11 South African-born Players Who Represented Other Countries

25 Jul 11, 2020 08:01 PM in African Football

10 Footballers Who Were Rich Before Football

12 Jul 24, 2020 07:16 PM in International

Bobby’s Suspension: ‘This Is A Family Issue’

70 Aug 04, 2020 07:18 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

Solskjaer Confirms High-Profile Man Utd Departure

2 Aug 06, 2020 12:09 AM in Manchester United

Boost For Chiefs’ FIFA Ban Cause…

28 Aug 09, 2020 11:00 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Downs Pick Up Interest In Pirates Star?

34 Aug 08, 2020 11:02 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Hunt Confirms Registering 42-Year-Old

9 Aug 07, 2020 07:30 AM in PSL

Downs’ Role In Highlands Park Mooted Sale…

16 Aug 07, 2020 05:31 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Kekana: We Won’t Cope Without The Fans

28 Aug 04, 2020 08:41 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

‘Pirates Played Good Football When He Was Here’

6 Aug 04, 2020 02:10 PM in Orlando Pirates

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch