Friday, April 24, 2009

Gerrard : Arsenal Point could prove valuable

LIVERPOOL skipper Steven Gerrard believes last night’s stunning 4-4 draw with Arsenal at Anfield could have yielded a "big point" in the Premier League title race.

Andrey Arshavin’s four goals appeared to have all but ended the Reds’ title hopes despite strikes from Fernando Torres (two) and Benayoun, but the Israeli struck again deep into injury-time to at least put the Reds on top for 24 hours.

Liverpool are now level with Manchester United, albeit having played two games more.

Gerrard said: "Manchester United have a fantastic team and you look at their run-in, look to see where they are going to drop points – it would have been very difficult if we’d lost the game.

"I think that point could be big."

Gerrard, who did not play due to injury, added: "It’s not like us to concede that many goals like we have tonight. We’re normally sound defensively, especially at home."

"We’ll have to wait and see how big that point could be for us.

"Performance-wise, at times we were very good. Torres and Benayoun were frightening going forward.

"Now we need United to get beaten which is difficult to do because they’re a good team. But there are still twists and turns left."

Arshavin admitted he had never scored four goals in a match before and said: "I liked the game, but of course it's not good for the team. It was almost like basketball out there.''

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