The Steven Gerrard era at Liverpool ended on the sourest of possible notes, as the club lost 6-1 away to Stoke City. Gerrard scored the Reds’ lone goal, but it was hardly enough as the team was humiliated by Stoke and trailed 5-0 at halftime. Liverpool finished sixth in the table, eight points off Manchester United for fourth place and the final Champions League spot.
How bad was it for Liverpool and Gerrard today? Stoke’s final goal came via former Reds striker Peter Crouch. These two tweets say it a lot …
Liverpool face an already tumultuous summer. Prosiming 20-year-old forward Raheem Sterling wants out and the situation has become increasingly toxic. The status of manager Brendan Rodgers will be called, again, into question. Throw in the usual transfer ins-and-outs and it’s not exactly going to be a vacation at Anfield this summer.
Gerrard will join up with the Los Angeles Galaxy next month.
For whatever it’s worth, Monday is the 10th anniversary of “the Miracle of Istanbul.” The 2004-05 Champions League final against AC Milan was Gerrard’s finest moment in a red shirt, leading the team back from 3-0 down in the second half.
Hopefully this video below helps cheer up despondent Liverpool fans reading this post, if only temporarily.