Steven Gerrard explains what sets Liverpool’s current team apart from the teams he played on

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Steven Gerrard hailed the current Liverpool team as “monsters” of mentality.

Reds legend believes that Jurgen Klopp’s mental strength is the biggest difference from his teams.

Gerrard won the Champions League in 2005 but did not win the Premier League during his career at Anfield, approaching twice in 2009 and 2014.

On both occasions, the Reds finished second.

They finished second again in 2019, but this time they racked up their highest point total in a league season and the third highest in English football history.

Unfortunately, it was still not enough to end their wait for a 19th title of English champion, Manchester City finishing with a point ahead of his 97 point total.



Liverpool has been remarkable for much of the past two years

However, rather than dwelling on this disappointment, Klopp’s team would win the Champions League – having also reached the final from the previous year.

They have since started in 2019-2020, winning both the UEFA Super Cup and the Club World Cup, and when the Premier League was suspended in the midst of the Coronavrius crisis, they stand by 25 City points, requiring only six points to secure the Title.

And for Gerrard, this mental strength within the team far exceeds anything he has experienced during his exceptional club career.



Gerrard led Liverpool to European glory in 2005

“They have been phenomenal for a few years now,” said Gerrard. “Last year, they were not fortunate enough not to be champions.

“It depends on the quality of Manchester City. But they just seem to get better and stronger every year.

“The only key thing that blew me away from when I was playing is mental toughness at all levels.

“Before, we had very good professionals and very mentally strong players on our team.

“But it looks like from the team’s No. 1 to player 26, mentally, they’re all monsters and they’re all on the same page. “

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Gerrard also believes that they should dominate for years to come.

“To have a team with that mentality, I am really excited to be watching them for years to come,” he said. Sky Sports.

“They have a fantastic opportunity to become a very successful Liverpool team and that is what we all want as Liverpool fans. “

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