Now Gerrard has revealed why he maintained his silence — it was on the instruction of former manager Rafa Benitez.
He said: "The only reason I didn't speak out was because Rafa didn't want me to.
"I asked him if I should say something but he told me to leave it to him. When a situation like that happens, I don't think it is the players' responsibility to step in.
"If me and Jamie had a go at them, I didn't think the owners were going to say, 'OK then, we'll sell the club for £100million cheaper.'"