Steven Gerrard: We must treat Norwich like we treated AC Milan in 2005

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard likens their trip to Carrow Road next Sunday to their Champions League final in 2005

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Steven Gerrard has urged Liverpool to treat Norwich City with the same respect that they gave AC Milan in the Champions League final in 2005.

Liverpool are two points clear of Chelsea and a further seven points ahead of Manchester City ahead of their trip to Carrow Road on Sunday.

We have to treat Norwich City like we treated AC Milan in 2005 (in the Champions League final)

Steven Gerrard

Gerrard captained the Reds to Champions League glory in Istanbul in 2005 after winning a penalty shootout following a 3-3 draw in normal and extra-time.

And the 33-year-old insisted Brendan Rodgers’s side have to treat Norwich with respect as the Reds edge closer to the Premier League title.

“Every game is getting bigger,” Gerrard is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.

“Manchester City was always going to be huge because they are in the race with us but Norwich now become Manchester City.

“Norwich become Chelsea. Norwich become Manchester United. That’s how big it is. We have to treat Norwich City like we treated AC Milan in 2005 (in the Champions League final).

“We can’t think about what colour shirts Norwich are wearing and the personnel in them.

“We have to treat them like the best team in the world. Ten wins in the Premier League is remarkable but you get nothing for it.”

Gerrard added that Liverpool’s 10-game winning run won’t be remembered if the Reds fail to win their first-ever Premier League crown.

“What is key as a footballer is getting something to show for all the hard work. We have been on a magnificent run,” Gerrard added.

“We could win 13 on the spin but lose the last one and we get nothing.

“Nobody will remember it. The only way people will remember it is if we go on and win it.

“We have got to forget where we are and forget what we have done. We have just got to focus and prepare for Norwich.

“We have to treat it like it is the last game of all our careers. That is the mentality.”


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