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Liverpool must treat all games like Istanbul

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After Sunday's thriller at Anfield, captain Steven Gerrard has admitted he will be treating Liverpool's next tie away at Norwich "like it's the last game of our career". 

Not only was Gerrard's captaining performance another step towards the trophy that has eluded him throughout his career, it was a win dedicated to the 96 of the Hillsborough disaster. But, the efforts do not stop there for Brendan Rodgers's side who travel to Carrow Road on Sunday.

We have witnessed a number of incredible finals involving Gerrard, the obvious being - Istanbul 2005, and the Liverpool skipper said: "We have to treat Norwich like we treated AC Milan.

"We have to forget what colour their kit is and the personnel wearing it and treat them as the best players in the world."

After the roller-coaster ride of Manchester City, it is likely that many Liverpool fans (for obvious health reasons) will be praying for an easy road to the title, but we all know that is highly improbable - it is the Premier League after all.

Gerrard made it clear how much Sunday's win meant to him, after fighting back the tears in front of a packed Anfield. The centre-midfielder who has instrumental in Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge's lucrative season said:

"Of course Man City was always going to be huge at Anfield because they are in the race with us but Norwich now become Man City, Norwich now become Chelsea, Manchester United - that's how big it is". 

Liverpool have ten consecutive league wins, including a 3-0 win over Manchester United, a 4-0 thumping at home to Tottenham and a convincing 3-0 win over an impressive Southampton side back in March. 

Despite being the odds-on favourites to life the title come May, Gerrard is aware he still has to lead his team out against Chelsea who sit in second place. The tie will be the deciding fixture in both sides Premier League title challenge however the Reds' captain knows what needs to be done in preparation for this old rivalry:  "I need to stay relaxed and calm and just take each game as it comes - that's what I'm trying to do but it's difficult to control my emotions. Everyone knows personally how much I want it."

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