Liverpool should have no fear in title race, claims Steven Gerrard

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard believes the Reds's young squad will have plenty of chances to win the Premier League title

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard Photo: Back Page Images

Steven Gerrard insists Liverpool’s young side should have no fear in the Premier League title race.

The Reds, who face Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Sunday, were visibly nervous in the final stages of their 2-1 victory over Sunderland on Wednesday night.

It should be me getting anxious, as I’m the one running out of time!

Steven Gerrard

Brendan Rodgers’s side would go two points clear at the top of the table with victory over Spurs after Chelsea lost at Crystal Palace and Manchester City drew at Arsenal.

But 33-year-old Reds skipper feels he is the only Liverpool player who should be feeling the heat of the title race, with the midfielder in the twilight of his career.

“We are a young team, so it’s important the experienced lads keep the younger players’ feet on the ground and remain humble,” Gerrard told the Liverpool Echo.

“But the youngsters shouldn’t have any fear.

“We have some terrific young players who have fantastic futures ahead of them.

“It should be me getting anxious, as I’m the one running out of time!

“We have to keep trying to get over each hurdle each game, and they are all different tests.

“Sunderland were a side who came to draw with two holding midfielders and five across the back.

“It was difficult for us to break them down but we showed a great winning mentality by hanging on in there and seeing the game out.”

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