Hamann: Gerrard deserves title

Former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann says he has never seen Steven Gerrard as emotional as he was after the victory over Manchester City on Sunday.

Last Updated: 14/04/14 at 13:32 Post Comment

Dietmar Hamann: The ex-Liverpool man believes former teammate Steven Gerrard des

Dietmar Hamann: The ex-Liverpool man believes former teammate Steven Gerrard des

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Reds captain Gerrard was on the brink of tears and gathered his players in a rallying huddle after their 3-2 win at Anfield moved them closer to a first Premier League title.

Liverpool, who last won the league in 1990, need to win their four remaining games to clinch the trophy and Hamann believes it would be no less than Gerrard deserves for his magnificent service to the club.

"You have seen how much it means to him with his reaction - pulling the lads together, telling them not to get complacent and to carry on doing the same for the last four games," Hamann told Sky Sports News.

"I've never seen him as emotional and as contagious. The Premier League is the only trophy he's not won with Liverpool and it would be a fitting tribute to his Anfield career if they win the title.

"They have a terrific chance now - it's in their hands. They have difficult games against Norwich and then Chelsea but they're very close to the finishing line now. After 10 straight wins confidence is sky high and I wouldn't put it past them to go and win it."

The Reds will be without Jordan Henderson for three of their remaining games, however, after he was shown a straight red card for a dangerous tackle on Samir Nasri late in the game.

Daniel Sturridge is also struggling with a hamstring problem and Hamann says the run-in has been made even more difficult for Brendan Rodgers' side.

"Henderson will be a massive miss. He's had a terrific season, scored goals and gives them tremendous energy in midfield.

"Joe Allen will probably come in and he did well when he came on, but you want to play your best players and keep a settled team. Liverpool don't have a big squad and Sturridge might be missing too so it's not all rosy."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

really enjoyed this. Thanks F365 for another year of work avoidance - happy Christmas.

megabrow (cufc)
Our Person Of The Year: Alan Pardew

I

m no Sam Fan and this article sums him up beautifully. I always like to imagine that when he watches anything on TV and hears clapping, he stands up and aknowledges the applause, thinking its for him!

cozens
Football Managers On TV: Sam Allardyce

N

ah, Fergie is just having another pop at Rooney. He just wants to put him down whenever he gets a chance. Rooney is by far the best English player. Carrick is not far behind, mind. However, by elevating Carrick like that, Sir is having a dig at Wayne. Fergie is well-known for mind games like that. Good to see he's still feisty.

timbo
Van Gaal will thrive - Ferguson

Footer 365

Premier League: Jose Mourinho admits being a fan of West Ham ahead of Boxing Day showdown

Jose Mourinho has backtracked on his 19th century football jib against West Ham ahead of today's showdown with Chelsea.

Premier League: QPR look for result against Arsenal, Rio Ferdinand in selection contention

QPR boss Harry Redknapp says Rio Ferdinand could be back in the team as the squad is rotated through the festive period.

Premier League: Nemanja Matic says Chelsea can win quadruple

Chelsea midfielder Nemanja Matic insists the Blues can win the quadruple this season.

Mail Box

Van Gaal's Half-Term Report Card...

One Man United fan isn't happy with the rate the team is progressing under Louis van Gaal, while the mailbox also wishes Liverpool fans a Merry Mid-Table Christmas...

Hang On, Rafa's Success Is No Fluke...

The afternoon mailbox kicks the morning mailbox's arse after claims that Rafa Benitez has fluked his success. Plus, big talk about Liverpool's progress and lots more...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property