The skipper has found the past few months extremely difficult.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says the past three months have been the worst of his life, after missing out on the Premier League title, being eliminated from the 2014 World Cup with England and then retiring from international football.
After the Reds beat Manchester City towards the end of last season it looked as if they were favourites to lift their first English league title since 1990, yet just two weeks later and Gerrard was heavily involved in their downfall.
During a league clash with Chelsea at Anfield the skipper slipped at the vital moment to allow Demba Ba in to score in what eventually resulted in a 2-0 loss.
In the end City won the title and Gerrard instead looked ahead to the World Cup in Brazil where the 34-year-old would be leading his nation in a difficult Group D that also contained Italy, Uruguay and Costa Rica.
Two defeats and a solitary point saw the Three Lions eliminated at the group stage and after weighing up his options the midfielder decided to call time on his international career.
Now Gerrard is concentrating on club football, but the sale of Luis Suarez to FC Barcelona means the Merseysiders are undergoing a transition as well and the veteran has been open about how difficult things have been.
“It’s probably been the worst three months of my life,” the midfield ace was quoted by the Telegraph.
“You have to go through tough times. Unfortunately I have had that tough time at club level at the end of the season and then I have gone into a World Cup hoping that it was going to go really well to help me get over it.
“But it backfired. I have had two massive, unbelievable lows in a short space of time, so it is a good test for me this season.”
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