Steven Gerrard lashed out a Chelsea supporters after Liverpool’s Champions League hopes were virtually killed off by the champions.
Gerrard cancelled out John Terry’s opener for the hosts as the two old rivals played out a 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge this afternoon.
The Reds captain was given a round of applause by the Blues crowd when he was replaced by Lucas with a little over 10 minutes left to play.
But he was irritated by the west London crowd’s chanting throughout the game as Chelsea fans mocked the midfielder for his crucial slip at Anfield last season.
Gerrard said: “I think Chelsea fans have shown respect for a couple of seconds for me but they slaughtered me all game.
“I’m not going to get drawn into wishing the Chelsea fans very well. It was nice of them to turn up for once.
“We wanted to make a statement with our performance today, unfortunately we haven’t won the game but we’ve shown that with additions we can compete next year.”
Gerrard won’t be part of the Liverpool squad when these two sides meet next season as he prepares to write a new chapter in his career in the United States with LA Galaxy.
The Liverpool hero marked what looks to be his final performance at the Bridge by leading his side in giving the new champions a guard of honour before kick-off.
He added: “The guard of honour is tradition and this football club has always shown respect.
“Chelsea have won the league, they are the champions and they’ve got a terrific manager. They deserved the guard of honour today but It certainly wasn’t nice doing it.”