On This Day In 2015: Mr Liverpool Steven Gerrard Sees Red Just 38 Seconds After Coming On Against Man Utd (Photos & Video)

Chris Wright

22nd, March 2019


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Today marks the fourth anniversary of the final competitive appearance Steven Gerrard made against Manchester United in his long and storied professional career, at Anfield on 22nd March 2015.

Both sides were tussling for fourth place and, with an end-of-the-season transfer to LA Galaxy looming, Mr Liverpool entered the fray at half-time in an attempt to haul his lacklustre team back into the running.

The Reds were trailing 0-1 to a Juan Mata scissor kick, leading Brendan Rodgers to replace Adam Lallana with club captain and talisman Gerrard for the second half.

Alas, his game-turning captain’s innings lasted just 38 seconds, during which he offered a thunderous tackle on Mata followed by a petulant stamp on Ander Herrera which resulted in a straight red card…

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Of course, the mockery was instant.

Liverpool went onto lose 1-2 in front of their own fans, with Mata scoring again to seal the win for United before Daniel Sturridge popped up with a 69th-minute consolation.

The result saw United move five points clear of their historic foes, with the gap eventually opening up to eight points as the former finished fourth and Liverpool ended up in sixth place – their season culminating in a 3-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace then an embarrassing 6-1 away tonking against Stoke City.

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Gerrard went on to score three more goals in his final five league outings for the Reds before departing for La-La Land.

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  1. Liquid says:

    If I recall correctly Liverpool were losing out badly in intensity and muscle. A very lightweight midfield including Sterling, Allen, Lallana and Coutinho were getting totally bossed, particularly by Fellaini.

    Henderson was putting in a proper shift in midfield on his own.

    Very dangerous and stupid of Gerrard. A Souness era challenge if ever I saw one

    • Chris Wright says:

      Certainly. Gerrard was obviously far too riled and his adrenaline ended up getting the better of him.

  2. jackie wilshere says:

    i teased my liverpool friend kirk about gerrards heat map haha. kirk later travelled from toronto canada to stoke to catch stevie Gs final premier league game, the 6-1 battering but at least gerrard scored the 1 haha

  3. Fer says:

    He scored the winner in yesterdays charity game though! LFC legends vs AC Milan legends, Maldini, Pirlo, Kaka, Dudek, Fowler, Hyypia all featured. Great to watch them play again and for a good cause.

  4. Hank Moody says:

    What a fucking twat. I think he was a very good player and also very overrated. People rate him alongside Scholes and Lampard, to me these two were way, way better than Gerrard.

  5. Geraldo says:

    Mata’s scissor kick actually made it 2-0 that day, shortly after Gerrard’s brief but memorable cameo. His first goal was a low thunderbolt at the Kop end after an excellent United counter attack.

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