Liverpool star claims they are league’s best
Gerrard scored a late penalty against Tottenham Hotspur yesterday to seal a 3-2 win which lifted them up to sixth in the table.
It was Liverpool’s first victory over a top-five side so far this season, but their fourth win in a row in all competitions.
They have won their last three league games, scoring 12 goals in the process, and Gerrard feels Liverpool, along with Tottenham, are the best team in the league at the moment.
Luis Suarez extended his lead in the Premier League goalscoring charts with his 22nd goal of the season to give the Reds the lead, before two strikes from Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen turned the game in the visitors’ favour.
Stewart Downing brought Liverpool level before Gerrard’s spot kick eight minutes from the end secured a crucial victory, ending Tottenham’s 12 match unbeaten league run in the process.
Gerrard was delighted with the performance, and with Liverpool’s recent form.
He said, as reported by Sky Sports: “It’s a big win for us. With our performances against the top sides this season I think we’ve been very unlucky not to get a win.
“It’s been too long so there’s a bit of relief really that we have proved we can beat one of the top sides in the league.
“I think on current form, along with ourselves, Tottenham are probably the best team in the league.”
Finishing in the Champions League places still looks a long shot for the Reds, despite the fact they leapfrogged Everton in the table with the win.
They are still seven points off fourth-placed Chelsea, who have a game in hand.
Gerrard is insistent that Liverpool should not get too carried away with their current form, and admitted one of their main goals is to finish ahead of Everton.
He added: “When we went out of the Europa League the message from the manager [Brendan Rodgers] was that we needed to try to win as many of our remaining games as possible.
“Our form is good but we can’t afford to get carried away just because we’ve beaten Tottenham.
“We need to show what we’ve shown in all of our remaining games. We want to finish above Everton and as high as we can in the league.”