25 Feb 2012

Liverpool star admits: I was 'suicidal' after 'nightmare' mistake...

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has made a few high profile howlers during his career, and according to the man himself, his own goal against Chelsea in the 2005 Carling Cup Final ranks as one of the worst moments of his career.

Gerrard is a truly outstanding player but like most players, he has made a few costly mistakes over the years.

For example: Who can forget the back-pass against Arsenal in 2006 that was intercepted by Thierry Henry, who rounded Pepe Reina to score the winning goal?

That wasn't the first time Thierry Henry had profited from a Gerrard back-pass. In 2004, he latched onto another wayward pass in France's 2-1 victory over England.

Then, in a league game against Chelsea in 2010, Another dodgy back-pass from Gerrard was intercepted by Didier Drogba, who went on to score:

The mistake that haunts Gerrard the most though is his own goal against Chelsea in the 2005 Carling Cup Final:

Speaking to the Daily Telegraph earlier today, Gerrard admitted:

“It was a nightmare. I felt suicidal. It was bad, one of the worst days I have had, especially against Chelsea. I was linked with them for a while before that cup final.

"Then to go and score an own goal – there were Liverpool fans who probably thought I meant it at the time – and to get the defeat was a nightmare too, for me and the team.

"I very rarely go back to 2005 and Chelsea, or 2007 and AC Milan. They mean nothing to me, getting to those finals. The memories I like thinking about are the ones when I came away as a winner.

”When you win a trophy you don’t imagine it will be your last for six years, do you? You hope you’re involved in cup finals straight after, which we were in the 2007 Champions League, but that never went according to plan. It shows how difficult it is to win a major trophy."

Suicidal? That's pretty extreme, but if that's how he felt then that's how he felt. I guess it just shows Gerrard's total commitment to Liverpool and football.

The captain will be looking to exorcise that particular demon on Sunday, and if I was Cardiff City, I would watch out...

Jaimie Kanwar


  1. WWonder what Jamie carragher must feel after the cuck ups he's done in his time with us...hand balls...own goals

  2. Thanks for telling us what's on the back page of most newspapers!