Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold named Player of the Month for December

Liverpool against Everton

There were some big squad numbers on display at Anfield for Liverpool

In recent years the club have come incredibly close but fell at the final hurdle - most memorably six years ago when Gerrard slipped and allowed Demba Ba to score the opening goal in a 2-0 win for Jose Mourinho's Chelsea at Anfield.

Liverpool and Manchester United's enviable handsome history in the Premier League can not be underestimated so their rivalry, with latest reports revealing the huge wages earned by players from the two respected sides.

"When I analyse it properly I obviously understand it wasn't just that moment".

The German led the Reds to victory in all five of their Premier League matches in the month, beating Everton, Bournemouth, Watford, Leicester and Wolves to go 13 points clear at the top with a game in hand.

"People say to me to make me feel better "it was over 38 games" but I still know behind what you're saying to me, that moment was so big". "The one time in a 20-year profession I've been numb, like my physique's felt numb". All little issues like that throughout the season, nevertheless it wasn't at the moment, that second towards that group, in order that's nonetheless behind all these folks attempting to melt it up for me.

Gerrard revealed that the Champions League triumph last season went a long way in his healing process and a Premier league win would complete the process.

"When Liverpool won the Champions League, I was looking around the fans thinking: "They're all happy again", it made me feel better again".

"I nonetheless really feel a bit bit sorry for Brendan at the moment as a result of I feel sure folks nonetheless most likely blame him for phasing me out", he stated. "But I don't think he phased me out because he offered me another year, so I think he was definitely keen for me to stay around".

"I wouldn't put any sort of blame when it comes to he's the person phasing me out. If I can beat the first man, I know somebody's got a decent chance of getting on the other end of it so I always look for the middle to the back of the goal", Robertson ellaborated.

"He may need gotten rid of me as a result of I didn't have the legs to play his type".

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