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Former Red Is Feeling Pressure of Liverpool’s Title Bid

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Steven Gerrard has been watching this campaign closely.

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We might be on international break, but plenty of fun was had at Anfield this weekend when Liverpool Legends took on and (obviously) beat AC Milan’s Legends in the annual charity match. A gripping match that ends with a Gerrard winner is exactly what this international break needed, and the Rangers manager took some time after the match to chat about Liverpool’s current season and the first glimpse of the title since the run he captained in 2014.

“Believe me, I’m still feeling the pressure,” Gerrard said about the title race. ”It’s in the back of my mind. I’ve got a day job now and all my focus is obviously on Rangers, but I’ve got one eye on Anfield and I just hope the lads can go and get us over the line because I’d be the happiest man in the world.”

The 2014 bid, and how it ended, is something we don’t like to talk about unless we’re incredibly petty people on Twitter. But it’s wonderful to feel the same excitement this season as we felt then, and we’re clearly not the only ones.

“It’s always a special time to come to Anfield, especially when it’s full, and just put the kit on,” Gerrard added, just in case anyone had forgotten that he bleeds Red. “To play against Milan with all my ex teammates, and to get the winner, is obviously a special feeling.”

It’s rejuvenating to watch an excellent performance and win from Liverpool greats. Here’s hoping we see similar (if not better) performances from our current Reds when they return.