Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard says he knew he ha to move after being benched against Real Marid

Stephen Gerrard was named on the substitute bench to the dismay of the football world and only came on with 20 minutes to play.
Now that he's moving to MLS side LA Galaxy, he's shed more light on why and when he mae the decision to walk away
In an interview with Rio Ferdinand set to be aired on BT Sport on Wednesday, the 35-year-old said: "This was round about the time when I was doing a lot of thinking about what's next for me because I'd had a couple of initial chats with Brendan saying to me, 'I'm going to start managing your games and I have to look after you and I want you to be fresh and I don't want you to be playing three games in a week because you may be tired' and stuff like that.
"But this situation was a bit unique because it was Real Madrid and I wanted to play.
"I sat on that bench devastated because I wanted to play, so it is one of those situations. It sort of pushed me into making a decision to move on and try something different."
Gerrard also opened up about his infamous slip against Chelsea in 2013-14, which many have said cost Liverpool their first Premier League title in 24 years.
With the Reds within touching distance of the Premier League title, Demba Ba capitalised on Gerrard's mistake as Jose Mourinho's side recorded a 2-0 victory that sparked a remarkable Liverpool collapse, with Manchester City going on to win the league.
"The slip happened at a bad time, it was cruel for me personally," Gerrard added. "There's not a day that doesn't go by that I don't think about what if that didn't happen.
"Would things have been different? Would it have turned out different? Maybe it might have, I don't know."

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