Steven Gerrard. The name is synonymous with a certain section of Reds, which have dominated English football for a long time. But on Sunday, March 22, his image received an incorrigible hit. After all, not everyone is very forgiving.
Brendan Rodgers admits Liverpool's target of Champions League qualification is a 'big challenge' after Sunday's 1-2 defeat to Manchester United in an English Premier League match, but maintains belief in his side's chances.
Manchester United punished Steven Gerrard`s moment of madness as Juan Mata`s double secured a vital 2-1 win over bitter rivals Liverpool, while leaders Chelsea reestablished their stranglehold on the Premier League title race with a 3-2 victory at Hull on Sunday.
Leaving a fit Steven Gerrard out of a Liverpool team to face Manchester United would until recently have been considered an act of madness, but it is a genuine dilemma facing boss Brendan Rodgers on Sunday.
Despite their new £5.1 billion ($7.8 billion, 6.9 billion euros) television rights deal, the blanket failure of Premier League clubs in the Champions League has left England looking like Europe`s poor relation.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard accused team mate Mario Balotelli of showing disrespect after the Italian found himself at the centre of controversy despite scoring a winning penalty against Besiktas on Thursday.