Gerrard: The worst three months of my life

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Steven Gerrard says he has endured the worst three months of his life since his slip against Chelsea cost Liverpool in the title race. 

Liverpool were five points clear at the top of the table when they lost 2-0 their second-placed rivals at Anfield in April, with Gerrard’s mistake at the end of the first half handing over control of the match. 

A 3-3 draw in their next game, when Liverpool conceded three times in the final 11 minutes against Crystal Palace, enabled Manchester City to seize control in the the title race and go on to become champions by a two point margin. 

Liverpool had been threatening to end a title drought dating back to 1990 and Gerrard revealed that the Chelsea defeat marked his darkest day. He said: “It’s probably been the worst three months of my life. 

“I’ve been through the pain in the dressing room after and in the weeks and months since. I didn’t hide away. I have TVs in my house and I read papers. There is social media. 

“When something like that happens you have to face it up and be man enough to take it on the chin. Accept it happened. You can’t change it. I haven’t lost my man at a set-piece. I haven’t missed a penalty. I haven’t made a bad pass or a mistake. That’s why it was cruel. Every single person on the planet slips at some point in their life, whether it is on a set of stairs, on the floor or whatever. 

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