Steven Gerrard couldn’t hide his disappointment after Liverpool FC lost the title to Manchester City.
Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard said that he was feeling “absolutely devastated” after they failed to lift the Premier League title. Liverpool did manage to win against nine-men Newcastle United team in their last game and were hoping that west Ham United could pull out a miracle against front runners Manchester City. But all their dreams were shattered as Manuel Pellegriini’s men beat West ham 2-0 to lift the title.
The English International was gutted with the fact that after being at the top spot almost till the end, his team was not able to hold onto their nerves in the last few games, which included a loss against Chelsea and a self-driven draw against Crystal Palace.
“I’m absolutely devastated. I can’t sugar-coat this. I’m gutted for the fans, who have been magnificent. But we can’t be too down. It was a fantastic season, now we need to bounce back and go one better.It took me until I’m 33 to get the experience of a proper title race so the experience for these young lads is going to be vital and there is a lot of ability in the squad. It’s growing and it’s moving forward and hopefully we can keep improving it.” expressed Gerrard.
Gerrard who will turn 34 on 30th May, said that Liverpool has a strong unit and he is confident that his team will lift the title next season. The Englishman also denied any possibility of hanging his boots any soon by saying “I can certainly play at this level for another year for sure because I feel so fit and so strong and even though I am getting on.But the idea for me is to carry on until my legs pack in, but I will know when the day comes, but it is not here just yet.”
This season was outstanding for Liverpool and they enjoyed a great run in the title chase. They had a run of 11 straight wins, which had ignited the belief in them of winning the title after 20 years period.
Liverpool coach Brendan Rodgers denied the notion of his team chocking to perform at the crucial stage by saying “I don’t think anyone can say we failed to cope with the pressure,” he said. “In the last 14 games of the season we won 12, and drew one so the players have shown an incredible consistency and quality to finish second behind Man City.
He also added “The great thing is that we will improve. We will get better next season and we will be ready to fight again. But now we have the belief”.