Gerrard opens up on slip against Chelsea

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 27: Steven Gerrard of Liverpool on his knees during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on April 27, 2014 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has said his slip against Chelsea was “pure bad luck”.

The Rangers manager, who spent almost all of his playing career at Anfield, fell over while in possession during the crucial game back in April 2014.

Had the Reds won that game, it is likely that Gerrard would have been lifting the Premier League trophy the following month instead of Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany.

And the ex-England skipper has revealed that he was suffering with back pain at the time and needed to have pain-reducing injections to get him through the game – but he has refused to use that as an excuse.

“Don’t think that is an excuse.” he told The Daily Mail.

“What happened was just pure bad luck.

“But, when you do a book or film, especially with people who have won Oscars and made films such as Amy [Winehouse] and Senna, you must be as honest and open as you can.” he added.

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