Sunday, 13th April, 2014

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has cut an emotional figure after the Reds beat Manchester City 3-2 at Anfield today.

Liverpool started brightly, dominating Manchester City and scoring through Raheem Sterling (6th minute) and Martin Skrtel (26th minute) to head in 2-0 up at half time.

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But Manchester City fought back, taking control of the second period and scoring through David Silva (57th minute) and then a Glen Johnson own goal (62nd minute).

A mistake though from Vincent Kompany, who sliced a clearance into Philippe Coutinho's path, the Brazilian drilling the ball home in the 78th minute, changed the game – and Liverpool hung on for three points.


Liverpool now boast a seven-point lead over Manchester City, and simply have to win their remaining four games this season to win the league.

And Gerrard felt such emotion during the match that when Liverpool were under the cosh he felt that the clock was going backwards.

"It was emotional, but we need to keep calm", Gerrard told Sky Sports.

"There's still four big games to come, but it meant so much, especially when they got back in the game.

"But I think we've shown today that we're going to go to the wire. That is probably the biggest statement we've made so far.

"That was the longest 90 minutes I have probably played in. It felt like the clock was going backwards in some parts of that game."

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