Liverpool news Gerrard says Liverpool's title win 'healed' his 2014 heartache MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Legendary Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard was on the brink of leading his boyhood club to the club's first ever Premier League six years ago before his unfortunate slip allowed Chelsea's Demba Ba to score and Man City to take advantage
Breaking News ! Steven Gerrard has revealed Liverpool's Premier League triumph has healed some of the heartache he feels after the 2014 title near-miss. The legendary former Reds skipper, now manager of Rangers in Scotland, looked set to lead his boyhood club to the holy grail of a 19th championship six years ago having already lifted the Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup during his time as club captain. He played a central role in the run Brendan Rodgers' side put together in in the second half of the 2013/14 campaign when Liverpool won 11 straight Premier League matches to take them to the brink of title glory. The Reds only needed seven points from their last three matches to guarantee the championship but Gerrard's unfortunate mis-control and slip against Chelsea led to defeat in the Reds' penultimate home game and Manchester City won the title by two points. Read More Related Articles Jurgen Klopp's successor at Liverpool emerging as Steven Gerrard tactical identity clear Read More Related Articles Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher explains why he wants Jose Mourinho to win Premier League Speaking to the High Performance Podcast with Jake Humphrey and Professor Damien Hughes, Gerrard was asked whether he was envious or jealous of Jurgen Klopp's side as they finally ended the club's 30-year wait for a title this year and replied: "No, not one bit. "I felt like part of me healed more than any of them feelings. "Just because I know not only did it hurt me, it hurt a lot of people who had followed this club for many many years. "Liverpool fans commit themselves to that club, they work every day and they love the club, it's in their heart. "I've lived with it for 20 years and more. "I know what that Premier League meant to an awful lot of people, my own family, to me. "The way the club were with me during that time - which will remain private - during that run-in to win the league, it was special how the club were with me." Must-read Liverpool FC news Mike Ashley's PPV demand after boycott LFC to complete £50m move How Alisson defied odds to make comeback VAR nearly cost LFC The Mirror report how Gerrard also revealed during the podcast how the 'tough' schooling he received on the streets of Huyton prepared him for the hard knocks of the Old Firm title fight. “I think the area where I grew up certainly helped me to prepare, for what I would eventually get to,” he said.
. “I’ve got an older brother, two and a half years older, who was very competitive as well, and pushed me around a bit, let's say and liked to get the better of me, for many, many, years growing up. "So I think that upbringing helped me get to the top for sure. 100%.” He also admitted that while Liverpool's title triumph has soothed the scars of 2014 it has increased his determination to be successful. “It was a real, brutal, cruel, low in my life, in 2014, the Chelsea episode, which still lives with me today. I don't know whether it gave me extra determination or something.
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“From my experience, I think sometimes failure helps you to become better. I still think now part of me is chasing more highs, and I want to work hard for them highs, because I still think more of the lows. “Sometimes, a low, or a bad time or a disappointment, can be the catalyst, and the trigger to something really, really, amazing. "So now, when you're representing Rangers, you know what it means, and I do see opportunities to have more highs, and buzzes, and adrenaline rushes. I want to go and achieve.”
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