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Fergie: It’s Not A Pity That Gerrard Has Never Won The League

“Giggsy 12, Gerrard 0,” our fans have taken to singing recently, pointing out the massive gulf in quality between our living legend and theirs. Liverpool haven’t won the league since 1990 meaning that Steven Gerrard doesn’t have a Premier League winners medal. In contrast, Giggs has so many he loses them and stumbles across them when cleaning out his drawers.

A week after handing in his transfer request to Liverpool, wanting out for a move to Chelsea, Gerrard started the “this is our year” talk.

“Hopefully I can go on and win that medal that I’m craving for, which is the Premiership, because that’s the one I’m missing,” he said in July 2005. “Hopefully it will be this year, but if not it will happen in the four years that I’ve signed for.”

“We are looking forward to the new season, it is exciting times for Liverpool,” he said in July 2006. “We are coming back to Liverpool on the back of the FA Cup win and hopefully we can deliver the Premiership title.”

“We wanted the league flag flying back at Anfield and felt we were in a good position to have a real go,” he said in May 2007. “The league is always your bread and butter as a Liverpool player and we are not far away.”

“We can’t keep talking about next season all the time,” he said in February 2008. “There is only so many times you can say it and believe it. Sooner or later we have to make one season the season where we make it happen and do the talking on the pitch. We need to make people believe it. I’m 27 now, I don’t want to be talking about next season for Liverpool when I’m 32.”

“We’ve learned a lot and I think next year could be our year – I’m really confident about that,” he said in May 2009.

And so on, and so on. If he wasn’t such a prick, maybe you’d feel sorry for him. That’s what a journo thought, after Sir Alex Ferguson talked about what a great player Gerrard was. Is it a pity that a player of his quality has never won the league?

“I don’t think it’s a pity. You’re joking! Bloody hell. Oh yes. I’ve been dreaming about it.”

About Scott

Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. JW says:

    Guess Gerrard is a true practitioner of the Scouse Boom/Bust cycle.
    Scott you gotta bring that chart out again.

  2. AntiScouser says:

    Is it to much to hope our boys thump this mob today?

  3. saint rvp says:

    it is a pity for a player of his type to stay up to 12yrs in a club without wining a league title what a cause?

  4. matt says:

    I have to say, the lead up to this game has been thoroughly enjoyable. Hearing the Liverpool supporters constantly talking shit and already blaming their soon-to-be loss on Howard Webb has been hilarious. Fuck Gerrard, I’m glad he hasn’t got one. Let’s be honest, if he hadn’t dived in the Istanbul final he wouldn’t have a CL medal either. And fuck that mug Shelvey too. Actually, fuck them all. Come on boys, put them to the sword tonight.

  5. giggs11 says:

    pity – not only it is NOT, IT IS FUN TO HAVE THAT STAT!

  6. Costas says:

    Well technically, he won the league for Chelsea once…

  7. alfREDo says:

    It’s my birthday today,
    and I’m hoping for a special present from RVP & the boys!
    C’mon Utd!

  8. Gee says:

    @ jh73 – Legendary player for club and country?? He might rank as a legend to your club but lets be honest that isn’t difficult is it, youve been a bag of shite for many a year. As for country, he has been as piss poor as the rest of the players that have failed England time and again. England are only starting to pick up since they started to field our young lads. And when you are as successful as we are there is no reason to be respectful to a second rate player from a second rate club!!

  9. pets says:

    He should reduce on his drinking, he looks terrible, he can nolonger run, legends win trophies, he is no legend at all

  10. castockman says:

    only one word to describe both liverpool and gerard LOSER

  11. darrenmcsorley says:

    How many league medals has Steven won?

    The site automatically generates the total:


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