Gerrard: Liverpool title triumph has helped ‘bury a few demons’

Steven Gerrard says Liverpool’s title triumph this season has helped ‘bury a few demons’ after the club finally ended a three-decade wait to be crowned champions of English football.

The former club captain spent almost his entire career with his boyhood side and formed part of several teams who came close to ending the long wait, most notably during the 2013/14 season as Brendan Rodgers’ side charged towards an elusive Premier League title.

It was Gerrard’s now infamous slip against Chelsea which allowed Demba Ba to score in a devastating defeat for the Reds during the run-in, a moment which the Liverpool legend admits has haunted him in the years since their title collapse.

Gerrard has now watched on as the current side have enjoyed an incredible season to win the title with a record seven games to spare, and admits Jurgen Klopp’s champions – who will be presented with the trophy following their clash with Chelsea this evening – have helped ‘bury a few demons’ for himself personally as the city continues to celebrate a maiden Premier League triumph.

“First and foremost, for me it was fantastic to bury a few demons,” Gerrard said on the latest Match of the Day: Top 10 podcast. ”Not all the demons but obviously from [2014] it was certainly a big relief.

“Being a Liverpool fan and ex-player I’ve known the big, long wait and I’m still in touch with a lot of the players that are in that dressing room so a lot of them shared that pain with me.

“It was fantastic for everyone connected to the club but it was mixed emotions in many ways because of my own experiences, being a fan and ex-player and a lot of my family are Liverpool fans as well.

“To be honest with you, I’m still on a really big high watching all of the TV coverage and seeing all of the emotions flying about.”

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