Brendan Rodgers said he did not need to give Steven Gerrard any words of encouragement, following his unfortunate slip during the 2-0 defeat to Chelsea last weekend.
The Reds skipper lost his footing on the stroke of half time at Anfield last Sunday, allowing Demba Ba to race clear and score the opening goal which swung the game in Chelsea’s favour.
The result brought an end to the Reds 11 game winning streak, however they remain top of the Premier League table with just two matches to play.
Gerrard has been an instrumental figure for the Reds in their rise to the top this season, and Rodgers has backed his captain to bounce back in the remaining fixtures.
Asked whether he needed to lift Gerrard during the week, the manager replied: “No, not at all. Stevie was like us all – we all hurt [after the game].
“Obviously it was a big game. Steven played really, really well, but he was just unfortunate to make the slip and Demba Ba went through and finished really well.
“Steven is a guy who has picked himself up over many years after disappointments. And he will do it again. He’s a real, real good man. I think it’s been a wee bit over-analysed as well – the guy slipped, which can happen to anyone. Unfortunately it led to the goal. It happens and we move on.”