Gerrard: Injuries cost us title

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As Liverpool wakes this morning know that it will only take Manchester United to get four points from their last three games to ensure the title does not come home to Merseyside this season, Reds skipper Steven Gerrard says injury problems have hampered the season at Anfield.

Manchester City produced a dismal performance to go down 2-0 at Old Trafford yesterday, putting Alex Ferguson’s men in the driving seat to seal the title in the next week, with Wigan (a) on Wednesday night and Arsenal (h) next weekend.

And Gerrard points to injury problems, Fernando Torres’ in particular in where a few more precious league points could have been won.

He said, “I’ve said many times that Fernando is a top player and he is easy to play alongside. He doesn’t just score top goals, he can set goals up as well. The frustrating thing for both of us is that we haven’t been on the pitch together far more times this season.

“It’s important that going into next season we both try and stay fit to give Liverpool the best chance of being successful.

“The pair of us feel that if we are both fit and in top form then we can cause defenders and teams problems. I’m sure you would see a lot of goals from us.

“When Fernando is on top form, I don’t think anybody could argue that he is the best striker in the world. To not have him fit is so frustrating.”

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