Gerrard thinks point could make difference

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has hailed the importance of Yossi Benayoun’s 92nd minute equaliser against Arsenal last night, claiming drawing, instead all of losing, could make all the difference in the title race.

The Reds went top of the Premier League after the 4-4 thriller at Anfield, but victory would have sent them two points clear of Manchester Utd.

Gerrard, who missed last night’s game through injury and looks set to be sidelined for Saturday’s trip to Hull City, told press, “United have a fantastic team and you look at their run-in, look to see where they are going to drop points – it would have been very difficult if we’d lost the game. I think that point could be big. We’ll have to wait and see how big it could be for us.

“Performance-wise, at times we were very good. Torres and Benayoun were frightening going forward. Yossi was my man of the match.

“It’s not like us to concede that many goals. We’re normally sound defensively, especially at home.

“Now we need United to get beaten which is difficult to do because they’re a good team. Hopefully others can look at what we did to them and what Fulham did to them. I still believe there will be twists and turns in this title race and we’ll keep on fighting.”

Manchester Utd, currently second in the league, but only on goal difference, and with two games in hand, play Portsmouth at home tonight.