Liverpool fans react on Twitter to Gerrard performance v West Ham

Steven Gerrard

Steven Gerrard was the man of the match as Liverpool defeated West Ham 2-1 at Upton Park.

Liverpool are back at the top of the Premier League table after beating West Ham at Upton Park 2-1. The result, in the end, was probably fair - even if the way we got to the result was not.

It was unfortunately a game remembered mainly for the poor performance of the referee Anthony Taylor.

But let’s not do a Sam Allardyce and bang on about the officials - what about the football.

Today saw Steven Gerrard go ahead of Kenny Dalglish in the Liverpool scoring charts - and it was a deserved accolade for the legend.

Gerrard kept his cool with two penalties to take Liverpool even closer to their first Premier League title - and his performance was that of a true captain.

It was his raking ball, a trademark of his game throughout his career, which sent Luis Suarez on his way which led to the first penalty given after James Tomkins handled in the area.

And throughout the game he was simply sensational.

Brendan Rodgers has slotted the veteran midfielder - who was once considerd an auxiliary striker at international level - into a holding midfielder of almost Andrea Pirlo standards with aplomb this term.

The form of the 33-year-old has proved vital in their current winning streak and if Liverpool do win the Premier League much of it will be down to Stevie G.

The maestro came closest to winning a first PL title whilst working under the stewardship of Rafa Benitez - and despite a hefty trophy cabinet including medals for winning the League Cup, FA Cup, Champions League and UEFA Cup he is still missing that Premier League medal that would make it look complete.

After the game Gerrard played down title talk - stating:

"I am not convinced just yet. There are some very hard games to go and we've got a huge game next week. The message is to stay calm, we've got to give everything we can.”

But while Gerrard is staying calm the fans aren’t. They sang ‘we’re gonna win the league’ throughout today’s game and on Twitter it is much of the shame.

When they stop praising their captain fantastic that is.

Here is some Twitter reaction to his performance today…

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