Steven Gerrard makes Honest admission regarding the infamous incident which played a role in his Liverpool exit
Former Liverpool Star Steven Gerrard has confessed that his infamous slip against Chelsea fc played a role in him leaving the reds for LA Galaxy in January 2015. Speaking to Gary Neville on The Overlap (via Mirror), he said:
“It still pains me and as you say it is a bruise. It was a learning experience, it is something that I always will take responsibility for.
“That’s the moment I look back on and think ‘If only I’d got that right, it would be so much better’.
“It definitely flashes back, I think the reason why I always say that moment (as his lowest point) is because I don’t want people to think I’m ignoring it.
“Unfortunately it happened to me at a real cruel time from a personal point of view.”
“It definitely had an effect on me mentally for some time – I don’t know whether it was months or years – still to this day it doesn’t feel great.
“Time wise maybe that affect my decision to go to America. I think being in Liverpool, when you’re in that routine, sometimes you’ve got to break free.
“I still wanted to enjoy my football, I still felt I had a few years left. I felt like the best thing for me, my family and the ending was to just go and reset.
“It wasn’t off the back of that but probably where I was at, I’d say it had an influence.”
Although it looked like Liverpool would win the Premier League title back in 2014, Gerrard slipped up, allowing Chelsea a massive opportunity to score and win and it was the closest the former Liverpool man ever got close to winning the prestigious Premier League.