Gerrard insists Liverpool do not over-rely on him

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard denies they need on top form to beat Chelsea in today's FA Cup final. The 31-year-old rejects the suggestion his team-mates have an over-reliance on him.

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard denies they need on top form to beat Chelsea in today's FA Cup final.

The 31-year-old rejects the suggestion his team-mates have an over-reliance on him.

"I don't think so. We beat Everton in a massive game at Wembley (the semi-final) not so long ago and I didn't get the goals," he said.

"So we've certainly got players in and around the squad who can be match-winners. Not all the pressure's on me. It's up to everyone to deliver trophies for this club.

"Maybe the knockout nature of the cups has brought the best out of us this season.

"But what it also shows is that when we are down, under the cosh and under pressure, this team is never beaten."

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