Gerrard insists Liverpool are now 'title contenders'

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard insists his side are now "title contenders" after their THREE-NIL win at Manchester United. Gerrard scored twice as they moved within four points of Premier League leaders Chelsea.

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In pictures - Manchester Utd 0-3 Liverpool

Steven Gerrard scores his first penalty. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport
Liverpool's players celebrate. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport
Gerrard makes it 2-0 from the spot. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport
Gerrard celebrates his second penalty. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport
Luis Suarez makes it 3-0. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport
Brendan Rodgers salutes the Liverpool supporters. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport
A dejected David Moyes. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport
Wayne Rooney can't hide his disappointment. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

It was a tough day for us - Moyes

David Moyes. Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Manchester United boss David Moyes lamented the concession of the second penalty, just moments after the second half began, as the key moment in his team's demise.

Phil Jones barged into Joe Allen and prompted referee Mark Clattenburg to point to the spot.

"It was a game littered with penalty kicks and decisions - some were right and some were wrong. It was a tough day for us," he said.

"At half-time we were 1-0 down to a penalty kick, I didn't think there was much in it. To give away one 20 seconds or so into the second half it made it a real upward climb for us after that."

When asked if Liverpool were the better side, though, Moyes was blunt, saying: "Yep."

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