Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says the club’s memorable title triumph this season has helped him to bury his own Premier League demons.
The Reds romped to their first top-flight title in 30 years this campaign and Jurgen Klopp’s side will finally get their hands on the trophy on Wednesday night.
They came close to winning the title in 2014 but the Anfield club, then captained by Gerrard, came up short under the stewardship of Brendan Rodgers.
Gerrard’s infamous slip against Chelsea in 2014 contributed to that near-miss and the former skipper admits this season’s heroics have helped him put his personal woes behind him.
The Rangers manager told the Match of the Day: Top 10 podcast: “First and foremost, for me it was fantastic to bury a few demons; not all the demons but obviously from  it was certainly a big relief.
“Being a Liverpool fan and ex-player I’ve known the big, long wait and I’m still in touch with a lot of the players that are in that dressing room so a lot of them shared that pain with me.
“It was fantastic for everyone connected to the club but it was mixed emotions in many ways because of my own experiences, being a fan and ex-player and a lot of my family are Liverpool fans as well.
“To be honest with you, I’m still on a really big high watching all of the TV coverage and seeing all of the emotions flying about.”
Gerrard also singled out two players in particular for helping take Liverpool to the next level.
“The two main pieces of the jigsaw looking at Liverpool very closely are the keeper (Alisson Becker) and (Virgil) Van Dijk, for obvious reasons,” he said.
“I think Liverpool were a good team and exciting team before Van Dijk and the keeper came, but they’ve just absolutely turned them into a world-class side and the jigsaw is complete with those two, they’re absolutely phenomenal.”