After Rafa Benitez publically dismissed rumours of a bust up with the captain as ‘absolute nonsense’ the Liverpool captain has now admitted rumours surrounding him are rubbish.
Over the weekend a mobile phone text campaign spread like wildfire, the staff of this website and forum all receiving them over the course of the next 24 hours, talking about how Gerrard and Pellegrino had an argument at half time at the Anfield, and that Gerrard had fell out with Rafa.
But Steven Gerrard today laughed it off.
“I’ve heard about a dozen versions of the same rumour and they’re all as daft as each other. I’d love to know who comes up with this kind of stuff because they must have an unbelievable imagination.
“Nothing happened. That is an absolute fact. If anyone thinks this nonsense unsettles either me or the club they’re mistaken. If anything it has brought everyone even closer together because we’ve all had a good laugh about it.
“In the time since he has been here I have never had a problem with the manager or his staff, and certainly not at half-time in the Reading game when I was actually receiving treatment for the injury I’d picked up during the first half.
“All the stories about me leaving are unfounded. The fans can be assured that I’m doing all I can to get back to top form and help Liverpool finish the season on a high.”