Gerrard’s Liverpool career will not finish with a trip to Stoke…
Steven Gerrard will get over his Wembley heartbreak and finish the season strongly, at least according to teammate Kolo Toure.
The Liverpool captain was aiming to help book the Reds an FA Cup final date against Arsenal last weekend, a match which would have been his last for the club prior to his move to LA Galaxy.
Now however, following Sunday’s defeat to Aston Villa, only six Premier League games stand between our skipper and life in the MLS, with even our hopes of a top four place hanging very much in the balance.
As the Daily Mirror reports, Gerrard was pictured drowning his sorrows in the hours directly following the game, although Toure has been quick to point out that such a reaction was only natural.
“He is fine,” said Toure. “Of course he is sad, like all the dressing room, but he has been in this game for a long time and he knows how to deal with these situations.
“Of course, we wanted to do very well for the last game of Stevie for the club, but at the end of the day, we wanted to do it for the fans because this club deserves to have a trophy.
“You feel bad. It is always difficult when you lose a semi-final like that. Collectively we were not very good. Villa really fought and gave everything to win the game.”
Gerrard’s Liverpool career will now end with a trip to Stoke City next month, a fairly anti-climactic end for one of our greatest ever players.
Let’s hope that come that day there’s still something to play for and that we can give him the send-off he deserves.