14 March 2009

Glory Glory Liverpool

Steven Gerrard today hailed a 'magnificent team performance' as Liverpool kept their title dreams alive with a stunning 4-1 victory at Old Trafford.
Despite falling behind to a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty, the Reds roared back in style and led by half time thanks to a Fernando Torres strike and a Gerrard penalty.

After containing United in the early stages of the second half, Rafael Benitez's men secured victory as Fabio Aurelio curled home a brilliant free kick before Andrea Dossena completed the rout in the closing minutes.

Liverpool now trail United by just four points and Gerrard is hoping today's memorable victory can reignite the Reds' title challenge.

"From front to back it was a magnificent team performance today," said the skipper.

"We went a goal down but showed great character to come back. In the end it was comfortable, especially when they had a man sent off, but even when it was eleven against eleven we were men today.

"We controlled the game and in the end it was a very comfortable win. The important thing is the gap is smaller now but we still have a lot of hard work to do.

"I hope this result gives other teams belief that they can beat United."

Gerrard also spoke of his delight at netting his first ever goal at Old Trafford, with his strike coming from the penalty spot after he had been sent tumbling by Patrice Evra.

"I've been lucky enough to win here before but it was a magnificent feeling to score a goal, especially after all the stick I've had here over the last ten years or so," he added."

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