Steven Gerrard: This is what I have made of watching Liverpool this season as a fan
By Amir Mir
Steven Gerrard has stated that he has “loved watching” Premier League title contenders Liverpool this season.
Anfield legend Gerrard believes the most exciting aspect of the Reds performances this term has been that “they should have won every single game they played”.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have suffered two defeats in the league this season, losing 2-0 to newly-promoted Burnley in August, before losing a 4-3 thriller to Bournemouth in early December.
During the defeat at Turf Moor, Liverpool had 80 % possession, with 26 shots on goal, but the home side did enough with their only two shots on goal.
Additionally, the game against Bournemouth saw goalkeeper Loris Karius come under criticism for his mistakes, in particular for the stoppage-time winning goal.
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Nonetheless, recently-retired Gerrard provided his verdict on his former club’s performances this season.
“I have loved it [watching Liverpool this season],” Gerrard told the Liverpool Echo. “I have loved watching them. The exciting thing for me is not so much where they are in the league, or the late derby win, although I did enjoy that.
“The positive thing is they should have won every single game they have played. Yes, they got some things wrong at Burnley and Bournemouth, and have dropped points elsewhere they shouldn’t have.
“But they’ve always looked like they should win. And that’s the most exciting thing for me. That tells me we are watching a top Liverpool team here.”
Former European Cup winner Gerrard played 690 games for Liverpool in all competitions, scoring 180 goals and providing 100 assists.
He is regarded as one of the club’s greatest ever players having produced memorable moments during their Champions League triumph in 2005 and FA Cup win in 2006.
However, the Premier League did elude him during his career as he now hopes Klopp can guide them to their first English crown in nearly three decades.
The German has helped the Merseyside club to within six points of leaders Chelsea in the league table, with Antonio Conte’s men winning their last 11 matches.
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