Gerrard has 'similar feeling' to the one he had before famous 4-1 win at Man United

Steven Gerrard

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he has a "similar feeling" to the one he had before the Reds registered a famous 4-1 win at Old Trafford in 2009.

The 33-year-old led his side to Manchester United five years ago knowing they needed a victory to keep up their Premier League title hopes under Rafa Benitez.

United took the lead through a Cristiano Ronaldo penalty but Fernando Torres hit back with a fine finish, before Gerrard gave Liverpool the lead with a spot-kick of his own.

Goals from Fabio Aurelio and Andrea Dossena followed, giving the Reds a historic 4-1 win against Man United and breathing life into their title push.

Benitez's men failed to go all the way that year, though, but Brendan Rodgers has guided Liverpool to an even stronger position this term. And Gerrard says he has feels his side can get a result tomorrow - just like he did ahead of that clash in 2009.

"I remember going there with an in-form Fernando Torres when we beat them 4-1 and before the game I had a really good, positive feeling that we could get a result. I've got a similar feeling at the moment," Gerrard told Soccer Saturday.

"That's not being over confident or cocky because I think we've proved against big sides home and away that we're a good team.

"We're dangerous and sides have to look out for us. I've won quite a few games against Man United home and away but to win 4-1 and the way we controlled and dominated them from start to finish was the dream result away from home. Something similar on Sunday would be very nice."

NameAssistsGoalsTackles WonAccurate PassesSet-piece AssistsApps
Steven Gerrard 9 8 51 1,253 7 24

A look at Gerrard's Opta stats, meanwhile, suggests he may be every bit as important to his side as during that 4-1 win.

With nine assists, Gerrard is second only to Luis Suarez and Wayne Rooney this season (10). The 33-year-old also has eight goals to his name but has, crucially, settled into a deeper midfield role, winning 51 tackles this campaign and making over 1,200 accurate passes.

And Gerrard's pinpoint accuracy from set-pieces may prove even more vital for Rodgers' side, with his seven assists from dead-ball situations being the highest total in the Premier League.

Will we see a repeat of Liverpool's emphatic win in 2009?

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