Liverpool skipper hails team effort

Gerrard came on as a second half sub and scored a hat-trick in the final 15 minutes of the game.

“We went a goal down and the manager asked me to come on and see if I could help get the lads back in it,” he said.

“Every one of the lads in the second half was just fantastic.”

“For the first goal when you’re put in that position against a giant of a goalkeeper you’ve just got to go in and hope for the best,” he added.

“There was no class involved, just determination and desire and I don’t think the keeper fancied it.

“Everyone played their part tonight. I’m sure I’ll get the headlines but it certainly wasn’t just about me.”