Gerrard: Manchester City clash not a title decider for Liverpool

The midfielder struck twice to fire Brendan Rodgers’ side back to the top of the Premier League but says next Sunday’s fixture at Anfield will not decide the title

Steven Gerrard insists victory over Manchester City next Sunday will not guarantee Liverpool the Premier League title.
The midfielder netted two penalties in Sunday’s 2-1 victory over West Ham to fire Brendan Rodgers’ side back to the top of the Premier League, two points clear of Chelsea and four ahead of City, although Manuel Pellegrini’s men have two games in hand.

“I’m not convinced just yet,” Gerrard told Sky Sports.

“There are some very hard games to go. We’ve got a huge game next week. The message is to stay calm and every time we go out on the pitch we leave every ounce of energy out there.”

When asked if beating City will hand Liverpool the title, Gerrard replied: “No, I don’t think so.

“If you said to me now ‘beat Manchester City and you get the Premier League title’ I think the answer to your question will be ‘Yes’ but all it will give us is three points and there will be four huge games after that.”

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