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Liverpool FC captain emotional after Reds beat Manchester City 3-2

"That was the longest 90 minutes I've probably ever played in."

Steven Gerrard praises gutsy Liverpool display which saw them lose a two-goal lead before claiming a tenth league victory on the bounce

Liverpool continue to ride high at the top of the Premier League after a brilliantly entertaining clash with Manchester City which saw the Merseyside club win by a 3-2 scoreline.

Raheem Sterling and Martin Skrtel got Liverpool off to a flying start and it appeared as though Brendan Rodgers’ team were going to produce a demolition job similar to the wounds inflicted on Everton, Arsenal and Tottenham.

However, City worked their way back into the match to draw level before Philippe Coutinho fired a winner for his team and Steven Gerrard was struggling to cope with the emotion after the game, with the Reds captain having been with Liverpool all his career.

“It was emotional, very emotional,” said Gerrard. “But we need to keep calm. There are still four big games to come but that meant so much. They got back into the game and you fear the worst at that point, but I think today we showed that we are going to go to the wire. We are going to go all the way. Nothing has been won yet but that was the biggest statement we have made so far.

“That was the longest 90 minutes I’ve probably ever played in. I kept flashing back to how long the clock was taking in cup finals and in big games I’ve played in before. It felt like the clock was going backwards in some parts of the game. I’m a little bit lost for words at the moment because that is such a big result for us. Now we’ve got four big cup finals left. People say that was the biggest one but I disagree, the biggest one is Norwich. Nothing is ours yet.”

Liverpool continue to focus on each game as it comes although the bottom line is that four more Premier League victories will see the Reds claim a first title since 1990.

All odds were correct at time of posting.