Steven Gerrard has admitted Liverpool's 3-2 victory over bitter rivals Manchester City on the day marking the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster was "the longest 90 minutes" of his life.
"It felt like the clock was going backwards in some parts of that game," Gerrard told Sky Sports 1.
Today's win is a giant step towards Liverpool's first league title since 1990, with the Reds to now face Norwich City.
Gerrard's 10-year-old cousin Jon Paul Gilhooley was among the 96 people who died in the 1989 disaster.
"I think it’s a nice gesture and also with the connection I’ve got to Hillsborough, with my own family, it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a while. I think the timing’s right and having spoken to the club I’ve decided to do it now," Gerrard told the Liverpool Echo.
The donation coincides with tonight's Merseyside derby and the 33-year-old said it was a gesture which acknowledged Everton's continued support for the campaign.
"Their show of support has been there since the tragedy happened. But alongside the gesture I am making, I and every other Liverpool fan can only thank the Evertonians for their support."
Answering a question from ITV News Sports Editor Steve Scott, the midfielder said: "I'm not interested in what Rio Ferdinand has to say about this group of players.
"When you play for England there's always a lot of opinions outside the group, especially in a World Cup year...but when we're inside (the group) we don't take much notice of what is said outside."
He added that he disagreed with Ferdinand's comments and felt the current England squad did have an identity.
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England captain Steven Gerrard has repeated that he is "all for" the use of goal-line technology in football.
He said that due to "how important football has become...these big decisions, they have to be right."
"Referees need the help. It's impossible to get every single decision right."
"Hopefully when we get goal-line technology, that will eliminate one of the big decisions in the game," he added.
England captain Steven Gerrard has been named the Senior Men's Player of the Year at tonight's inaugural FA Awards.
The Liverpool star came top with Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck in second and Chelsea left-back Ashley Cole in third.
England captain Steven Gerrard is in line to win his 100th cap for England on Wednesday after undergoing a medical examination:
The Daily Telegraph's Football Correspondent Henry Winter reports that Steven Gerrard has been named in the Euro 2012 Team of the Tournament.
Steven Gerrard says he "loved" the experience of being England captain and that he intends to carry on in the role.
"The manager told me he wants me to continue," he said.
He added that he was "reasonably satisfied" with his own performance but that that did not compensate for the "frustration and disappointment - because we came so close to ending that quarter final hoodoo."