Jamie Carragher: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is feeling pressure

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One Anfield hero talks about another as former defender claims current skipper is the one who is most under the pressure.

Out of all the senior players in Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool roster, it is Steven Gerrard whose shoulders will be most encumbered by pressure as the Reds captain is the man who knows the club's history best and who knows how passionate their supporters are for the Premier League crown.

That is the view of Gerrard's former team-mate Jamie Carragher, who cannot envisage at any moment the expectancy weighing the English midfielder down as Gerrard is renowned for his leadership and ability to carry a team forth, to win where it counts, to inspire and motivate and to lift the silverware when it's all said and done.

"I talked before the game about a lot of these Liverpool players looking like they're playing without that pressure and that they haven't got that burden on their shoulders, they've only just come to the club or don't know the history of it - but Gerrard does," said Carragher to Sky Sports.

"You talk about pressure on someone's shoulders but how many times has he carried the club through his own performances? I think he's the one feeling it the most."

He continued: "If I was involved I'd probably be struggling to sleep and he's the one who will be going right through that. We saw his reaction at the end, shouting to his family and friends in the box - that's the build-up of going so long without winning the league."

Gerrard recently spoke of how the next month is the most important of his career.

The veteran has lifted a team toward monumental achievements in the past, the Champions League final and FA Cup final of 2005 and 2006 respectively spring to mind, but if he is able to steer Liverpool to a first title in the modern Premier League era will this year become his most fondest of career memories?

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