Steven Gerrard “feeling the pressure” of Liverpool’s title bid

23 March 2019

Steven Gerrard made a goalscoring return to Anfield on Saturday, scoring the winning goal in the final minute against AC Milan Glorie.

The iconic midfielder rolled back the years as he cut back onto his right foot and angled his shot across the goalkeeper into the far corner at the Kop end.

It was a trademark Gerrard finish and a trademark celebration from the former captain.

Post-match, the 38-year-old – who left Liverpool four years ago, spoke about the special feeling of being back on the Anfield pitch.

“It’s always a special time to come to Anfield, especially when it’s full, and just put the kit on,” he said.

“To play against Milan with all my ex-teammates, and to get the winner, is obviously a special feeling. Thanks to everyone for coming out and supporting all the boys.

“It’s amazing. As soon as you get the invite you can’t wait for the day.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, March 23, 2019: Liverpool's Steven Gerrard scores his sides third goal to make the score 3-2 during the LFC Foundation charity match between Liverpool FC Legends and Milan Glorie at Anfield. (Pic by Paul Greenwood/Propaganda)

Over 50,000 fans were in attendance, raising around £1 million for the LFC Foundation in the process, providing a nice change from the pressure of the title race at Anfield during this international break.

Next weekend though it’s back to the action with Jurgen Klopp‘s side hosting Tottenham, and Gerrard admits he’s feeling the pressure as a supporter just like the rest of us.

“Believe me, I’m still feeling the pressure!” he said.

“It’s in the back of my mind; I’ve got a day job now and all my focus is obviously on Rangers, but I’ve got one eye on Anfield and I just hope the lads can go and get us over the line because I’d be the happiest man in the world.”

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