Steven Gerrard is one of the greatest players ever to grace the Premier League – despite what a certain Mr Alex Ferguson thinks – yet has one huge gap in his trophy cabinet.
He has never won the Premier League.
Of course, Liverpool have a huge amount of titles to their name, but none in the Premier League era, which belongs to Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal and of course the mighty Blackburn Rovers.
The Reds are nowhere to be seen – and in all honesty, not many people thought they would join that list at the start of the season.
Yet with only four games to go, it is all in their hands.
Liverpool are looking down on one of the greatest seasons in their history, with the title in their grasp. Win their remaining games, and glory is theirs. Invincibility was already Gerrard’s on Merseyside – but win the league and it will be his all throughout football.
It would complete his trophy cabinet – and sit proudly alongside the Champions League medal from Istanbul – if not a little bit further forward. Winning the Champions League requires skill, but it also requires a huge amount of luck, which Liverpool had in spades.
To win the title, you are simply the best over 38 games.
Yes, one game can go your way after a mistake from officials, but not 38. Should Liverpool and Gerrard lift that trophy at the end of May, they deserve to. No one can deny that.
Liverpool were sensational against Manchester City and it was a victory worthy of Champions.
It came during one of the most emotional weekends the club could ever have played through, and the tears Gerrard cried at the end were partly for the pride in his eleven men on the field, but make no mistake, they were mostly for the fallen 96 after the Hillsborough disaster.
The midfielder spoke after the game and claimed: “[My reaction] wasn’t just because it was a big match in our season, it was because this week is always about more than football for everyone associated with Liverpool.”
That of course speaks volumes about Gerrard as a person and indeed how connected he is to Liverpool. He has been there through thick and thin. He understands the club and everyone associated with it. He is also one of the best players in the Premier League not to hold a winners medal.
It is for that reason and that alone that many are hoping Liverpool do go on to lift the title come the end of May.
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