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EPL: Gerrard helps Liverpool inch closer to top four spot

March 04, 2015 10:53 IST

Steven Gerrard of Liverpool scores the winning goal with a header during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Queens Park Rangers at Anfield on Saturday

Steven Gerrard of Liverpool scores the winning goal with a header during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Queens Park Rangers at Anfield on Saturday. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Captain Steven Gerrard’s 87th minute goal turned out to be a late winner for Liverpool as they inched closer to the top four in the English Premier League table after a 2-1 win over Queens Park Rangers.

Earlier, the veteran footballer had missed a penalty shot when the score was leveled on 1-1, before he shot in the winning goal for Liverpool.

Philippe Coutinho scored the first goal and put the Reds ahead before Leroy Fer scored for QPR.

Nedum Onouha was shown a second yellow card and was sent out of the field, before Gerrard's winner left Queens Park Rangers(QPR) one loss away from getting down in the points table.

The victory was Liverpool's first in four matches and it gave their manager Brendan Rodgers a sigh of relief, who thought that the team would not qualify for the Champions League.

On Saturday, Manchester United's loss over West Brom has reduced the difference between Liverpool and Manchester United to just one point.

Source: ANI