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Football fans have wasted no time in laying into Aston Villa manager Steven Gerrard following his side's defeat to Manchester City.
Villa threw away a 2-0 lead on the final day of the season, conceding three goals in less than six minutes against City.
The defeat not only meant that Pep Guardiola's team clinched the Premier League title, but it also brought Liverpool's quadruple dreams to an end.
Gerrard, being the Merseyside legend that he is, ultimately found himself in the firing line from online trolls who couldn't wait to start churning out brutal memes directed at the Villa boss.
Of course, the majority of the comments reference him "slipping" again.
Some of these are absolutely savage – even Liam Gallagher piled in!
Fuck off slippy gerrard— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) May 22, 2022
Gerrard can kiss my arse as well the bumbaclart his old clubs fans smash our bus up MCFC CHAMPIONS— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) May 22, 2022
Congratulations to Steven Gerrard who now has the unique distinction of bottling league titles for Liverpool as a player and a manager— Wayne Barton (@WayneSBarton) May 22, 2022
Gerrard to his Aston Villa team after going 2-0 up pic.twitter.com/PQVh8BklJA— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) May 22, 2022
Liverpool when Gerrard was in Premier League: 0 league title.— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) May 22, 2022
Gerrard goes away: Liverpool wins the league.
Gerrard comes back to Premier League: Liverpool loses the league title.
Liverpool fans: pic.twitter.com/l0GSwohjsI
Phil Foden son has touched more PL trophies than Steven Gerrard 😭😭 pic.twitter.com/plovgNQqRe— ⁹ (@JesusRoIe) May 22, 2022
Ain’t no way Gerrard slipped twice in two Premier League title races— Mod (@CFCMod_) May 22, 2022
Steven Gerrard, Liverpool FC legend, has now let a Premier League title slip TWICE for them… LOOOOOL.— Ronaldo Brown (@ronaldobrown_98) May 22, 2022
Steven Gerrard doesn’t even play for Liverpool anymore & yet still manages to bottle another league title for them. Priceless.— Jack (@UtdJackkkk) May 22, 2022
Steven Gerrard literally called a huddle in the middle of the pitch and said for the cameras “this does not fucking slip!” Then cost LFC two titles! If that’s not fucking hilarious I don’t know what is!!— Jay Motty (@JayMotty) May 22, 2022
LETS ALL LAUGH AT LIVERPOOL AND STEVEN GERRARD 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂— ⁹ (@JesusRoIe) May 22, 2022
Gerrard had his eye on the headlines didn’t he. This was his redemption. The day he made amends for costing them the title as a player. It’s honestly just so beautiful the way today panned out — Scott Patterson (@R_o_M) May 22, 2022
May 2022 and Steven Gerrard is still costing Liverpool the title 💀— Mike (@MikeLUHG2) May 22, 2022
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Steven Gerrard was 2-0 and could have won the league for Liverpool (finally) and still fucked it up. Thoughts go out to him at this hilarious time.— Doc MUFC (@DocJ_MUFC) May 22, 2022
Gerrard letting a lead slip causing Liverpool to lose out on yet another Premier League title. This time as a manager. It’s stuff like this that makes the simulation theory so much more believable.— Xav Salazar (@XavsFutbol) May 22, 2022
The entire stadium - most of whom are on the City pitch - singing the Steven Gerrard Demba Ba song.— Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) May 22, 2022
Throughout his storied career at Liverpool, Gerrard steered the team to one of the greatest come-from-behind victories in football history against AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League final in Istanbul.
However, in his 504 appearances as a Red, he wasn't able to guide the club to a Premier League trophy.
So this season, when Liverpool's title chances were reliant upon a Villa victory over City on the final day, all eyes turned to Gerrard as the perfect script was on the brink of completion.
Unfortunately for Reds fans though, and probably Gerrard himself, Aston Villa weren't able to get the job done meaning Liverpool's quadruple hopes were sent crashing down.
As for Pep Guardiola, he has somewhat made up for his recent European failures by helping deliver a fourth Premier League title in five years to the sky blue side of Manchester.
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