Steven Gerrard. Picture: Getty

Steven Gerrard has revealed that he had an epidural injection to deal with a back injury before his expensive slip in Liverpool’s 2-0 loss to Chelsea in 2014.

The former Liverpool captain, who is now manager of Rangers, was speaking ahead of the release of Make Us Dream, the biopic of his life which will be shown in cinemas this week, and said he wanted to be as open and honest in the film as possible.

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His slip against Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea side at Anfield allowed Demba Ba to open the scoring for the Blues, in what is known as a pivotal moment in the Premier League title race from the 2013/14 season.

It’s now been revealed that Gerrard nearly missed the match with a back injury and had to have an injection beforehand, but the Reds legend insists he’ll never use it as an excuse.

“Don’t think that is an excuse. What happened was just pure bad luck but, when you do a book or film, especially with people who have won Oscars and made films such as Amy (Winehouse) and Senna, you must be as honest and open as you can,” Gerrard told the Daily Mail.