Steven Gerrard admits Liverpool were nervous and played horribly yesterday

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You’re not wrong, skipper…

An honest Steven Gerrard has admitted his Liverpool side simply weren’t good enough during their FA Cup semi-final defeat to Aston Villa at Wembley yesterday…

Despite taking the lead through a Coutinho goal, Aston Villa deservedly levelled, and then took the lead in the 2nd half, and despite our efforts, we couldn’t find a late equaliser.

“We didn’t play today, we looked very nervous for some reason,” the returning Reds skipper told talkSPORT, reported in the Mirror.

“We’re a team that’s built on passing and playing it quickly but we were very disappointing in that aspect and they were much better than us.

“We were very disappointing. I thought Aston Villa were much better than us today and that’s the overriding feeling after the game.”

Gerrard was making his first start since the 3-2 Premier League victory over Spurs due to a mixture of injury and a suspension, but failed to dictate the semi-final from the base of midfield in a manner which he, and we would have liked.

In fact, it would be fair to say he was below par, as were most of his teammates. The defeat means he will not get the romantic FA Cup final farewell on his 35th birthday, and will instead likely play the final Liverpool match of his epic career away to Stoke City on the last day of the Premier League season.

Gerrard’s final Anfield game will be at home to Crystal Palace, and despite his poor season, will receive an absolutely amazing send-off. And he deserves it, too.


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