Friday, 2nd May, 2014

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard needed no words of encouragement from others after the loss against Chelsea, manager Brendan Rodgers has stated.

The Reds were left frustrated as they lost 2-0 to Jose Mourinho's men last week, thus opening up the league title race even further.

For the 33-year-old the season has been a particularly significant one as he tries to get his hands on the Premier League trophy for the first time in his career.

And Gerrard's aspirations suffered a big blow when he slipped against Chelsea to allow Demba Ba to open the scoring for the Pensioners, damaging Liverpool's title hopes.


However, the man in charge at Anfield revealed that there has been nothing different about Gerrard this week.

"No, not at all [I didn’t need to lift him]. Stevie was like us all – we all hurt [after the game]", Rodgers told his club's official site.

"Obviously it was a big game. Steven played really, really well."

Speaking about the events the 41-year-old said: "He was just unfortunate to make the slip and Demba Ba went through and finished really well.

"Steven is a guy who has picked himself up over many years after disappointments. And he will do it again. He's a real, real good man."

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