Gerrard: Last three months probably the worst of my life
Steven Gerrard says the last three months have'probablybeen the worst of mylife'after suffering disappointment with Liverpool and England.
Steven Gerrard has suffered disappointment with Liverpool and England over the last three months.
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Steven Gerrard says the last three months have 'probably been the worst of my life' after suffering disappointment with Liverpool and England.
Despite playing some of the best football of his career last season, the 34-year-old accepts that missing out on the Premier League title – combined with England's poor display at the World Cup – has cast a dark shadow over his mood.
Liverpool had been in control of the title race until the midfielder’s unfortunate slip allowed Demba Ba to open Chelsea's account in a 2-0 victory at Anfield, which turned Premier League fortunes back in Manchester City's favour.
And, to further compound Gerrard's misery, England's failure in Brazil, where they collected just one point from three games, put paid to any hopes of international glory for the national side’s passionate skipper.
Following England’s early exit, Gerrard opted to retire from international football while Liverpool return to the Champions League this season.
Speaking in the United States, where he is touring with the Reds, Gerrard confessed that the disappointment of allowing Ba to score the all-important opener in that Chelsea fixture in late April still haunts him: "I don't have to watch something like that to go through the pain again and again.