Pepe Reina Declares Steven Gerrard "A Born Winner"

Steven Gerrard Scores for Liverpool!

Liverpool 1-1 Manchester United

Steven Gerrard, making his debut after undergoing groin surgery in April, put Liverpool ahead with a 68th-minute free-kick.

Gerrard came back on the squad with a roar, scoring against Manchester United in his first start in seven months.

Arsenal goal-keeper, Pepe Reina, is happy to have Liverpool Captain, Steven Gerrard back on the pitch.

"Stevie is the badge of this football club, the soul of this team and we are more than happy to have him back in the team."

"Hopefully he will be back for a long, long time. Just by the fact that he is on the pitch it is an inspiration for us.

"He always leads by example and anything he does he does with passion and a lot of commitment. He is a born winner."

"It's a positive thing to be disappointed at having not beaten Manchester United," enthused the 29-year-old.

"It speaks well about the hunger of the team and the performance of the team that clearly we deserved three points. It was unlucky but we have to keep going.

"We have been consistent so far this season. We had just one poor game at Spurs.

"It shows without doubt the progress that has been made. We are all much happier than a year ago.

"It is not about belief. It is about the quality of the team and the squad and the strength we have as a group.

"We have to work on a daily basis to improve, keep going and compete more often with the people above us.

"We will find out at the end of the season and hopefully the distance won't be that big."


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