Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard was not playing nice after receiving a standing ovation from Chelsea supporters on Sunday.
The Reds captain, who will leave his beloved club to join MLS championsLA Galaxy in July, was substituted in the 79th minute of the 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, prompting a nice reaction from the home fans as well as the travelling Liverpool support.
But Gerrard was not about to thank the Blues who held up signs reading‘Caution: Slip hazard’ in reference to the midfielder slipping at a crucial stage in a match last season which saw his side essentially lose the title toManchester City.
“I’m not going to get drawn into wishing the Chelsea fans well, it was nice of them to turn up for once today,” Gerrard told Sky Sports.
“I was more happy with the ovation from the Liverpool fans. I think the Chelsea fans have shown respect for a couple of seconds, but they’ve slaughtered me all game.
“If you get a standing ovation at a stadium it is always nice, but what is always important is the support from the Liverpool fans, and they’ve been with me since day one.”
Gerrard scored the equaliser in the 44th minute with an unmarked header from Jordan Henderson’s free-kick after Chelsea skipper John Terry opened the scoring with a header of his own in the fifth minute.