A header in the first half by latching onto Javier Manquillo's cross, followed by a second half free-kick to ensure a meeting with Bolton Wanderers later on in the month at Anfield.
The build-up to the game was dominated by two things. One was Wimbledon trying to pull of an upset like the class of 1988, the other was the fallout from Gerrard announcing that he will leave Liverpool after 17 years in the first team for the MLS in America.
Inevitably, after Gerrard had found the net, there was a lot of talk about why the Reds were letting the 34-year-old at the end of the season as fans contemplated the void that he is likely to leave behind when he moves to the States.
Here is what a few fans had to say on twitter:
Even when he's not at his best, Steven Gerrard can still win you a game of football. We're gonna miss that #LFC— Kop Magazine (@TheKopMagazine) January 5, 2015
Why on earth are we letting Gerrard go.. Do everything to keep that man.— Ruddy (@rooster_007) January 5, 2015
It's criminal Gerrard hasn't been used like this, sparingly. His - or Rodgers' - insistence on loads of games, and in CM, has killed him.— Mike Nevin (@michaeltnevin) January 5, 2015
This new Steven Gerrard show that the BBC have got on is alright isn't it. Finally something worth the license fee.— Kop 305 (@Kop305) January 5, 2015
Gerrard just isn't a Defensive midfielder.— JustLFC (@JustLFC_) January 5, 2015
Gerrard has now scored all four of Liverpool goals this year. And he's leaving at the end of the season.— Jim Boardman (@JimBoardman) January 5, 2015