Steven Gerrard reacts to Manchester United’s loss to Sheffield United, weighs in on their title problem
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard continues to keep an eye on the Premier League despite management in the Scottish Premier League and remains a staunch Liverpool fan.
The former midfielder never liked Manchester United due to his connections with the Anfield giants and that doesn’t seem to have changed.
According to Sportsmail, Gerrard’s eyes lit up when a journalist told him on Wednesday that the Red Devils were losing to Sheffield United at Old Trafford, and he was careful to see the highlights when he returned to his apartment that evening.
The 1-0 loss prevented Man Utd from returning to the top of the table and that would have pleased the Liverpool heroes very much.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men could not recover from the midweek shock when they visited Arsenal yesterday and played a goalless draw. They are three points behind leaders Manchester City – who has a game in hand.
Man Utd would drop to third if Leicester City beat Leeds United today and they would have gone from being a title contender to a challenger to a top four within a week.
Gerrard agrees that the Old Trafford outfit has improved lately, but he reckons they will need a few more quality additions if they are to really face a tough title challenge in the future.
“United seems to be still in the works. You can see that they have made massive strides. Bruno Fernandes gave everyone a massive boost, ”the former Liverpool skipper told Sportsmail.
“He put his trust in the team, a bit like back then [Virgil] Van Dijk was in Liverpool. You still look like this and think they might be a few pieces too short, but they are definitely way further than they were a few years ago. “
While Liverpool’s title defense has had a huge hit after some disappointing results lately, Gerrard will definitely still bet for them to win the title and the thoughts of the Red Devils landing will be unsettling.
Jurgen Klopp’s men will try to beat West Ham United today and by winning they will close the gap between them and Man Utd to one point.