Liverpool struggle in the pre season games, even with Gerrard back from the courtroom. See the Video from the fight which clearly freeing him.

Posted on July 25, 2009. Filed under: Premier League, Transfers | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Steven Gerrard cleared of the accusations


Steven Gerrard in action for a Liverpool XI against Tranmere Rovers

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Steven Gerrard scored last night for a Liverpool XI as he swapped the suit and tie for the more familiar attire of a red No 8 shirt in a friendly against Tranmere Rovers.

The goal did little to quell the booing Gerrard received whenever he touched the ball, however, a depressing precursor of what no doubt is to come from opposing fans this season.

The Liverpool captain was cleared of affray after a week-long trial at Liverpool Crown Court and seven hours later stepped out at Prenton Park. Gerrard, who played for just over an hour, was comfortably the biggest name on display and hit a 20-yard second-half strike in a 2-2 draw.

While one almighty burden may have been lifted, others remain, with a bitter impasse over the future of Xabi Alonso and continuing concerns about the club’s American owners, who were unable to secure an extension to their £350 million loan before last night’s deadline.

read more here from The Times

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