Steven Gerrard is an absolute Liverpool legend but, whilst many opposing fans will admit that he is one of the best midfielders ever to play in the Premier League, he will always be remembered for one moment against Chelsea in 2014.
With Liverpool within touching distance of a first title since 1990, a victory against the Blues would have put them in pole position to finish the campaign on top of the table. However, in what seemed like a rather harmless position, Gerrard lost his footing, leaving Demba Ba to run through on goal to make the score 1-0 to the Stamford Bridge outfit – the final score would end up 2-0, and the Reds lost their grip on the trophy which Manchester City eventually won.
The irony is, Gerrard was the driving force behind that side, yet it was he who made that costly error. Ian Wright, for one, would rather it not be him who made the mistake – he would have preferred it to be Dejan Lovren. He told the Monday Night Football Club: “If I could choose someone else, I would probably have chosen Lovren, I know he wasn’t playing but if I could throw someone into the scenario I’d probably throw in Lovren, because he’s got history.”
Do you agree with Ian Wright?
The fact that Lovren wasn’t even at Liverpool at the time is one of the many bizarre facets of that statement, and it is fair to say the Reds supporters have absolutely hammered the former Arsenal striker – one fan even called him an “embarrassment of a man.”
They have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts, and you can see some of the best comments from the social media platform below.
Why would someone say that. That’s cruel
— Abubakar ali (@Abubaka94839749) April 28, 2020
That’s so disrespectful and unacceptable
— .. (@Abdelrahmanf_) April 28, 2020
An embarrassment of a man
— Tony Kelly (@thisistonykelly) April 28, 2020
This kind of hate messages won’t help. Utterly disgusting
— Captain Erzuah (@captainerzuah1) April 28, 2020
— Dec (@toidirofevol) April 28, 2020
This is an embarrassing statement. Respect every players even if you don’t like, who wears the LIVERBIRD on the chest.
— Si Senor_9 🇳🇵 (@saC_lfc) April 28, 2020
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