Gerrard’s Final Day: One to Remember
The song may say Memories Are Made of This, but drinking heavily is made to wash them away.
And the pints were no doubt flowing on Merseyside after this one.
The 'Pool never saw it coming, and neither did the Potters, but it came and occurred on the final day of the season. It was just one of those days, but it came on the wrong day at the wrong time for a storybook ending.
Gerrard’s final home game had already been ruined, and then, his last day as a Red got even worse.
Liverpool conceded two early goals from Mame Biram Diouf.
First goal, 'keeper gloves don't work if the 'keeper can't catch. The second, if he wanted, Diouf could've taken a moment to address the crowd, point to the gaping lane between him and the goal, and announce his intentions.
And the Reds' daytime nightmare was just beginning.
What the hell was that? So much for putting a midfielder like Emre Can in the back row. Maybe he should add GPS to his game kit.
Still, Liverpool was only 3-0 down in the early going. It was recoverable. Then, again ...
Well, it was Gerrard’s farewell from English football, and the Potters were simply confirming he made the right decision.
At least Stoke found it in their hearts to give Gerrard a lovely parting gift:
But after their total domination of this match, the coda belonged to the Potters. That came from 6-8/203cm Peter Crouch:
No one can over-jump this dude. He's like a human Eiffel Tower.
A send-off for his old teammate will be a memory for him to savor, too.