Emotion overcame Steven Gerrard following Liverpool’s dramatic victory over Manchester City on Sunday.
The 33-year-old Liverpool captain shed tears as he celebrated the Reds’ 3-2 win at Anfield.
Liverpool shot out to a 2-0 lead, but Manchester City fought back and tied the game in the second half. Philippe Coutinho then scored the game-winning goal in the 78th minute, as the Reds claimed all three points.
The crowd was going wild, but Gerrard quickly composed himself and spoke to his teammates in a postgame huddle on the field.
“This is gone, we go Norwich, exactly the same,” Gerrard told his fellow Reds, according to the Mirror.
Minutes later, Gerrard told Sky Sports about the relief he felt after the final whistle.
“I’m emotional,” Gerrard said.
“I think we showed today we are going to go to the wire, we are going to go all the way. Nothing is won yet, but that was probably the biggest statement we have made so far.
“That’s the longest 90 minutes I’ve probably ever played in. It felt like the clock was going backwards in some parts of that game.
“But that is such a big result for us. We’ve got four cup finals left. People said that was the biggest one, but I disagree — I think the biggest one now is Norwich.
The win kept Liverpool atop the Premier League standings, as it chases its league title since 1990. First-place Liverpool visits Norwich City on Saturday, looking to extend its 10-game winning streak and close in on the title with just four games remaining in the season.
A league championship is the one major honor at club level which has so far eluded Gerrard.
See Gerrard cry tears of joy and Liverpool’s postgame huddle below.
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