STEVEN GERRARD

  • Liverpool crash out of Champions League after meek show against Basel December 10, 2014

    Geneva: Liverpool's decline and fall from the European elite was confirmed on Tuesday, as Basel held the hosts to a 1-1 draw at Anfield to reach the last 16 of the Champions League. The five-time European champion trailed Fabian Frei's 25th-minute strike, and had substitute Lazar Markovic sent off in the...
  • EPL: Liverpool held by Sunderland at Anfield December 6, 2014

    Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers' decision to rest Steven Gerrard failed to pay dividends as even the Liverpool captain's emergence off the bench failed to inspire his side to break down a resolute Sunderland with their Premier League match finishing 0-0 Saturday. Liverpool's must-win Champions League tie at home to Basle on Tuesday,...
  • Steven Gerrard scores as Liverpool beat Leicester City 3-1 December 3, 2014

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard made a goal-scoring return to the starting lineup as his team came from behind to beat 10-man Leicester 3-1 in the Premier League on Tuesday. The 34-year-old midfielder, who is yet to sign a contract for next season, powered in the decisive second goal in the 54th...
  • Liverpool offer Steven Gerrard new contract, says Brendan Rodgers December 1, 2014

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has been offered a new contract but because he is now 34, the midfielder might not play in as many matches as he has done in the past, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Monday. Rodgers confirmed the offer at a news conference ahead of Tuesday's Premier League...
  • Liverpool's Steven Gerrard rubbishes talk of Brendan Rodgers rift November 30, 2014

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has dismissed as "nonsense" talk of a falling out with manager Brendan Rodgers after he was dropped from the starting lineup for Saturday's victory over Stoke City. Gerrard was left out of the first 11 for the match at Anfield as Liverpool arrested a run of three...
  • Liverpool cannot keep relying on Gerrard, says Rodgers November 30, 2014

    London: Liverpool can no longer count on 34-year-old captain Steven Gerrard playing in every game, said manager Brendan Rodgers after the 1-0 win over Stoke City on Saturday. The Anfield club marked the 16th anniversary of Gerrard's debut by dropping the midfielder to the bench on the day they celebrated his...
  • EPL: Liverpool beat Stoke 1-0 with late Glen Johnson header November 29, 2014

    Liverpool: Glen Johnson scored a late header to give Liverpool a 1-0 win over Stoke in the Premier League on Saturday, ending a three-match losing streak. Johnson's goal came in the 85th minute after Paul Lambert's looping header came off the crossbar. Johnson raced to the rebound and the right back...
  • Steven Gerrard criticism hugely unfair, says Brendan Rodgers November 26, 2014

    Under-fire Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard may not be enjoying his best spell of form but he is still "a top class player", manager Brendan Rodgers said ahead of their Champions League clash with Ludogorets. The 34-year-old midfielder has come in for particular criticism this season, with fans questioning whether it is...
  • Steven Gerrard shocked by Luis Suarez's Ballon d'Or omission October 31, 2014

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has criticised what he called FIFA's political decision not to include former team-mate Luis Suarez on their shortlist for this year's Ballon d'Or award as the world's best footballer. The list, announced earlier this week, had 23 names on it, but not that of the Uruguayan striker,...
  • Up to Liverpool to offer new contract: Steven Gerrard October 31, 2014

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he could be forced to play for a different team next season if the club doesn't offer him a new contract when his current deal expires in May. Speaking to The Daily Mail in England, Gerrard says "I will play beyond this season" and that "we...
  • EPL: Everton grab 1-1 draw at Liverpool in Merseyside derby September 27, 2014

    Liverpool: Everton defender Phil Jagielka fired in a stoppage-time equalizer to clinch a 1-1 draw in the 223rd Merseyside derby on Saturday and extend Liverpool's winless run to three Premier League matches. Jagielka unleashed a half-volley from outside the penalty area just when it appeared captain Steven Gerrard had secured Liverpool's...
  • Liverpool's Rodgers backs Steven Gerrard amid fears over form September 24, 2014

    London: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he has no concerns about the form of captain Steven Gerrard after a series of ineffective displays prompted calls from fans and pundits that it is time to reconsider his role in the team. At 34 years old, Gerrard is entering the period in most...
  • Liverpool granted planning permission for Anfield expansion September 23, 2014

    London: Eighteen-times English champions Liverpool have been granted planning permission for phase one of the expansion of their Anfield stadium, Liverpool city council announced on Tuesday. Phase one of the project will see the Main Stand expanded with a further 8,500 seats, taking the capacity of Liverpool's iconic stadium to 54,000. A...
  • Liverpool face challenge to revive fluent form September 17, 2014

    Without the departed Luis Suarez and injured Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool returned to the Champions League with a win but face a challenge to recover the freescoring form that put them back among the European elite. A lastminute penalty converted by captain Steven Gerrard, after Dani Abalo had levelled for Bulgarian champions...
  • Champions League: Gerrard scores lastminute penalty as Liverpool beat Ludogorets 21 September 17, 2014

    England: Steven Gerrard came to Liverpool's rescue once again in the Champions League, converting an injurytime penalty for a 21 victory over Ludogorets Razgrad on Tuesday in the English team's first game back among Europe's elite in five years. Gerrard, the only survivor from Liverpool's last Champions League match in December...
  • Liverpool primed for Champions League return September 15, 2014

    Liverpool: Champions League football will return to Anfield for the first time in five years on Tuesday when Liverpool host Bulgarian champions Ludogorets Razgrad in their opening Group B fixture. It was December 2009 when Liverpool last played a match in Europe's elite competition, losing 21 at home to Fiorentina, and...
  • Sterling, Gerrard score as Liverpool beat Tottenham 30 August 31, 2014

    Brendan Rodgers marked his 100th game in charge by watching Liverpool produce an irresistible performance as they beat a toothless Tottenham Hotspur 30 in the Premier League at White Hart Lane on Sunday. Raheem Sterling, Steven Gerrard and Alberto Moreno were on target as Liverpool bounced back from Monday's defeat by...
  • Liverpool: Will they overcome last season's near miss? August 9, 2014

    Even the most ardent Liverpool fans would agree that Liverpool's title challenge last season was a surprise to all. At the beginning of the season, Brendon Rodgers would have happily taken a top4 finish but the season shaped up even better, though ended in disappointment as the Reds narrowly missed...
  • Manchester United beat Liverpool to win International Champions Cup August 5, 2014

    It's only a preseason tournament, and the trophy isn't exactly steeped in soccer history. None of that mattered to Manchester United. Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata scored two minutes apart in a secondhalf flurry, Jesse Lingard added an insurance goal in the final minutes and Manchester United rallied to beat longtime rival...
  • Steven Gerrard says last three months 'worst of my life' July 30, 2014

    Steven Gerrard says the slip that arguably ended Liverpool's title hopes and England being knocked out the World Cup in the group stages have contributed to what has been "probably the worst three months of my life". Speaking to reporters on Liverpool's preseason tour of North America, the 34yearold addressed the...
  • Rodgers praises Suarez, says Liverpool moving on July 23, 2014

    Boston: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says the team is moving on after Luis Suarez' departure to Barcelona for a $130 million transfer fee. "He gave everything for Liverpool," Rodgers said on Tuesday when asked if Suarez had let the club down. "Of course there have been issues, but they're in the...
  • Celebrated but unfulfilled, Gerrard calls time on England July 22, 2014

    At his best a midfield marauder who inspired teammates and scored goals in equal measure, Steven Gerrard on Monday retired from England duty as the country's third mostcapped player after an international career that promised more than it delivered. His relatively disappointing tally of 21 goals in 114 appearances, including several...
  • England captain Steven Gerrard announces international retirement July 21, 2014

    England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from international soccer, the Football Association said on Monday. The Liverpool midfielder won 114 caps for his country after making his debut in a 20 win over Ukraine at Wembley in 2000. "I have enjoyed every minute of representing my country, and it is...
  • As it happened: World Cup 2014, Uruguay vs England June 19, 2014

    Catch all the Live action from the Group D match between England and Uruguay at the Arena de Sao Paulo in Sao Paulo. (Scroll down for the Live Blog) With their World Cup fates already in jeopardy, Uruguay and England will be counting on their unpredictable strikers to revive their campaigns...
  • World Cup 2014: Defence will win Uruguay game, says Steven Gerrard June 19, 2014

    Sao Paulo: Much of the focus ahead of England's World Cup Group D clash with Uruguay has been on the attacking talent set to light up the Corinthians arena on Thursday, but for English captain Steven Gerrard the game will be won and lost in defence. Luis Suarez, who scored 31...
  • FIFA World Cup: England fretting about Brazil heat, humidity June 12, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: English football players can deal with the weather if it's wet and bleak, or cold and grim. But the heat and humidity is a different story, seen almost as a hostile environment. Hot and sticky will be the conditions on Saturday when England face Italy in the steamy...
  • FIFA World Cup: Steven Gerrard struggles in England training June 10, 2014

    Rio de Janeiro: England captain Steven Gerrard managed only light training on Monday ahead of the World Cup as he struggled with what was termed as a minor groin strain. Gerrard, 34, did only a few runs down the touchline as the main squad was put through a punishing schedule at...
  • World Cup: Steven Gerrard revels in England captaincy June 7, 2014

    Steven Gerrard will captain England at a World Cup for the second time but believes Brazil will be the first tournament he holds the role 'for real' having not felt that previous manager Fabio Capello truly believed in him as skipper. Liverpool midfielder Gerrard captained England in South Africa four years...
  • England thrash Peru 30 in football World Cup warmup May 31, 2014

    England survived defensive lapses to overcome Peru 30 on Friday in their final game at Wembley Stadium before the World Cup. Daniel Sturridge provided the friendly match's only standout moment when he put England ahead in the 32nd minute with a shot into the top corner of the net. "They defended well...
  • Frank Lampard named England vicecaptain in Brazil May 19, 2014

    London: Frank Lampard will be England's vicecaptain at next month's World Cup in Brazil, manager Roy Hodgson said on Sunday. The 35yearold Chelsea midfielder, who has played 103 times for his country and skippered the team six times, was chosen as Steven Gerrard's deputy ahead of striker Wayne Rooney. "Frank's been the...