What if: Steven Gerrard had never slipped against Chelsea
- We look at some of the possible outcomes of that scenario.
#2 Gerrard’s ‘we go again’ speech would go down as a part of the club’s lore
After defeating title rivals Manchester City 3-2, in what was a thrilling and dramatic game of football, Liverpool were tantalisingly close to winning the title – on top of the table with 77 points and only four games remaining. Their next challenge was to be against Norwich City away from home.
With the adrenaline of the win still coursing through his veins and being able to smell the Premier League trophy within reach, Gerrard formed a huddle with his teammates in the middle of the pitch and gave a rousing, emotional, inspirational speech while holding back tears.
“This is gone,” he said of the win against Manchester City mere minutes ago. “We go Norwich, exactly the same, we go again. Come on!” “This does not f****** slip now,” he said.
Since life is cruel but also has a wicked a sense of humour, Gerrard himself would be the one to slip two weeks later against Chelsea. Had that not happened, Gerrard’s rallying speech would become an iconic part of the story of how Liverpool won their historic first Premier League title.Published 01 Sep 2016, 17:54 IST