15 Apr 2014

Liverpool's rejuvenated Gerrard ready for 'biggest month'

6:55 am on 15 April 2014

Steven Gerrard has made it clear where winning the Premier League would sit in the context of his 17 years as a professional footballer by declaring the next month "the biggest" of his career.

In a one-club career, Liverpool captain Gerrard has won 109 England caps, the Champions League, a UEFA Cup, two FA Cups and three League Cups but a league championship medal has remained elusive.

The 33-year-old midfielder was man of the match as Liverpool put themselves in the driving seat for a first English title in 24 years with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Manchester City at an emotional Anfield on Monday.

Gerrard said the performance was the "biggest statement" Liverpool had made during the campaign but admitted he had "feared for the worst" when City came back from 2-0 down to draw level at 2-2 before Philippe Coutinho's late winner.

The victory gave Liverpool a two-point lead over Chelsea and moved them seven clear of Manchester City, who have two games in hand.

Victories in their last four matches would hand them a 19th English title.