Liverpool: Gerrard Correct To Big Up Noriwch Threat Ahead Of Biggest Tie Of Season

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard once again exemplified his superb leadership with an emotional rallying cry to his team-mates after Sunday’s dramatic victory over title rivals Manchester City. The 33-year-old has told the rest of his team that they must treat their forthcoming trip to Norwich like the 2005 Champions League final in Instanbul.

Rightfully, many saw last Sunday’s victory at Anfield as Liverpool’s biggest statement of intent to date. However in my eyes, the trip to Carrow Road is going to be equally, if not more difficult than taking on the riches of Manchester City.

Norwich are fighting for their lives down at the bottom and will be buoyed on by a capacity crowd, for what will be caretaker manager Neil Adam’s first home game in charge.

On paper the result is a foregone conclusion, but we know how unpredictable the Barclays Premier League is. Who could forget the memorable 2011-2012 season when Manchester United threw away an eight-point lead. This included a shock defeat at Wigan Athletic, who at the time were faced with the dreaded drop to the Championship.

Gerrard knows time is running out on what has been a magnificent career for the midfield maestro, so this is most likely going to be his greatest opportunity at lifting the Premier League trophy. He and the rest of Liverpool will be hoping on Sunday that they do not suffer from a case of after the Lord Mayor’s show.

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