After running rampant over Fulham last night in a 5-2 win, Liverpool star Steven Gerrard says the Kop will be using Manchester United’s 19th title as motivation to get the side back into contention for trophies.
"It's hurtful from our point of view because we held the record for so long," Gerrard said, as reported by The Mirror.
"But you have to give credit where it's due - they've overtaken us for the time being.
"The good thing from our point of view is we are on our way back up and we won't give up the fight to overtake them again - don't worry about that.”
Liverpool had long boasted to having the most league titles, with 18. But on Sunday Manchester United all but guaranteed a 19th title after defeating runners up Chelsea 2-1 at Old Trafford.
Liverpool fans have taunted United fans with signs saying ‘come back when you’ve won 18’ whenever the Red Devils headed to Merseryside. And now Gerrard says Liverpool will be motivated to post the taunting posters with ‘20’ instead of ‘18’.
"That is the motivation - to know your bitter rivals have just overtaken you on league titles,” Gerrard said.
“We can still boast about the European Cups, of course, but we need to amend the 19-18.
"Myself and everyone else will be doing everything in our power to do that."
Since Kenny Dalglish took over the reigns at Liverpool, the side has had some of its best form in 18 months, and has been second only to title leaders Manchester United in points amassed.
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