Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez as he battles to convince critics his team can salvage their season by gaining what is looking an unlikely Champions League place next season.
And it will not have helped Gerrard's mood as he wrestles with the dilemma of whether to stay with his home-town club and accept the frustration of yet another campaign without a major honour, or cash in on the final years of his career with a �40million move this summer.
He will have no lack of suitors, with Real Madrid, Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan and Premier League big spenders Manchester City believed...
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has revealed his desire to compete as a member of the British team at the London 2012 Olympic Games.
During the post-match press conference following Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Atlético Madrid in the Champions League, the 26 year-old was faced with questions not only on the game, but the possibility of representing his country at the next Olympiad.
In response, Gerrard confirmed that he had been approached after the game by Alistair Grey, the new chairman of British Swimming, which is the organisation responsible for national call-ups...
Paul Eaton 30 April 2008
Steven Gerrard today revealed how he has dealt with the demanding week which will define Liverpool's season - he's been watching the Tweenies with his kids.
As Liverpool prepare for their do or die clash with Chelsea in the Champions League tonight, the skipper has spoken of how the days since the first leg haven't been crammed with thoughts of what went wrong in the final minute but instead of how he can book tickets for the stage production of kids' favourite LazyTown.