Liverpool lost 2-1 to Aston Villa in the FA Cup semi final on Sunday, ruining Steven Gerrard’s chances of playing in the final on his birthday.
To make it worse the Reds skipper had several chances in the last ten minutes to draw things level and perhaps take the encounter to extra time. He only managed a tame effort from a free kick on the edge of the area and had a header cleared off the line by the Villans.
The former England international also looked off the pace in the Merseyside club’s midfield, slowing down moves with ‘Hollywood’ passes and looking very susceptible to the counter attack. This was especially evident as Brendan Rodgers’ side has been looking strong in the middle of the park in recent matches.
Now the 34-year-old has only six games left in his Anfield career, and will be hoping to help his side at least challenge for the Champions League qualification places. However, with the team seven points away from fourth placed Manchester City this may be a tall order.
Twitter users did not hold back…
League titles: Tim Sherwood 1 Steven Gerrard 0 pic.twitter.com/mgcIWLUUdw
— Fredrik (@FREDRlK) April 19, 2015
Pundits ignoring Gerrard’s embarrassing performance because he’s their mate.
— Kenny (@KKeeton_) April 19, 2015
Gerrard’s last game will now be at the Britannia stadium ???? — Anthony Baker (@AnthonyBaker27) April 19, 2015
Anyone know why gerrard didn’t play?
— Jake Styler (@StylerJake) April 19, 2015
@TheKopMagazine Gutted at how disappointing Gerrard has been since he said he was going
— Bond, James Bond (@YNWAontheKop) April 19, 2015
LOOOOOOOOOOOL WELPPPPPP????????Steven Gerrard!! pic.twitter.com/cZLSsmi01K
— Simba Alexis Sanchez (@DeRozenDontCare) April 19, 2015
“Gerrard’s legs have gone”. They were gone a year ago mate ???? pic.twitter.com/USDbjt4Xgx
— Harry (@Harry_Hazard) April 19, 2015
Tom Cleverley will be playing in an FA Cup whilst Steven Gerrard is eating birthday cake watching it on TV.
— Gaz (@CantonaManc) April 19, 2015