Steven Gerrard Free Kick (Briefly) Keeps Liverpool Alive


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Steven Gerrard Free Kick (Briefly) Keeps Liverpool Alive

Steven Gerrard's beautiful free kick equalized for Liverpool while down a man.

Liverpool were already down 1-0 to Basel when they went down to ten men because of an incredibly stupid foul from Lazar Markovic, and their Champions League hopes were looking dire. But Raheem Sterling won a free kick right on the edge of the box in the 80th minute and the kick went to Steven Gerrard. Ten years and two days after Gerrard Ya Beauty!!'d Liverpool into the knockout stages with a wonder goal against Olympiakos, he floated a lovely free kick to the top corner and off the woodwork to even the score and keep Liverpool alive for a few more minutes.


It was a frenzied last few minutes of extra time, but Liverpool were not able to go ahead and Basel advances through the group stage.