'Liverpool are a delight to watch, I'd love to see Gerrard lift trophy,' says Lineker

Former player Gary Lineker took to Twitter to hail Liverpool's match-winning performance against Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.

We knew it was going to be a good match, but did we really think it would be that good?  Either way, Liverpool's 3-2 victory over Manchester City on Sunday had it all, and ensured the title is no longer in the Blues' hands.

The way Steven Gerrard reacted at the final whistle said it all, tears in his eyes, the players huddled around him as he belted out an emotional battle-cry.  

There is still a long way to go in this glorious campaign, but Liverpool are no longer under-dogs.  They have proved time and again this season that they deserve to be challenging for the title, and whatever Brendan Rodgers said previously, that is what they are, challengers...they may now even be favourites.

Gary Lineker was just one of millions of people watching the game, and he took to Twitter to hail Liverpool, calling them "omnipresent" at one point, before saying they were "a delight to watch" - a point on which few would disagree.

And at the final whistle, the most poignant message of all - one that saw him putting aside his neutrality to say he would love to see Gerrard lift the trophy that has eluded him for so long.

He will not be alone in that sentiment...



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