Gerrard: Liverpool needs to win every game

Dejan Kalinic
Gerrard: Liverpool needs to win every game

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says his team must win all of its remaining Premier League games to maintain its title challenge.

Chelsea's shock 1-0 loss at Crystal Palace and Manchester City's 1-1 draw with Arsenal on Saturday have left the Reds with a chance to climb to the top of the table if they beat Tottenham on Sunday.

While Gerrard says the thought of winning his first league trophy "flashes in and out" of his mind, he is adamant that his side must not lose its focus on each individual game.

"The message has to be that we have won nothing yet," he told the media. "We are involved in the title race now — there's no getting away from that — but, from experience, I know that you can never afford to get carried away.


"We are expecting a tough match against Spurs but we are in one of those situations at the moment where we have to win every game. We have got to have a cup-final mentality from now until the end of the season. There are seven games to go and we have to try and win them all.

"I try not to think too much about what's at stake. Don't get me wrong, winning the title flashes in and out of my mind from time to time, but I am experienced and I know this is a ruthless league."

As one of the veterans in a predominantly young team, the skipper feels that he has more right to be nervous than his teammates but is keen to help them deal with the pressure.

He added: "The games are coming thick and fast, so there is no time to think. That's not such a bad thing when you've got a young team. When you have too much time to think about it, that's when you start asking yourself: 'What if?'

"If anything, it should be me who is anxious because I am the one who is running out of time for the title. It's important that the more experienced lads help the younger ones keep their feet on the ground and stay humble."