Sunday 18 February 2018

Watch: Steven Gerrard channels his inner Roy Keane with death stare for Neil Warnock after awful Liverpool joke

Roy Keane and (inset) Gerrard gives Neil Warnock the death stare
Roy Keane and (inset) Gerrard gives Neil Warnock the death stare

Callum Davis

Know your audience, Neil Warnock.

If there's one man in the world who's unlikely to enjoy a lazy joke stereotyping the proud people of Liverpool, it's probably Reds legend, Steven Gerrard.

Born and raised in Liverpool, the midfielder dedicated his entire career to the club, famously rejecting offers from Chelsea, Real Madrid and Inter Milan during nearly 29 years of service to the club.

On Wednesday night, the 36-year-old was on punditry duty for BT Sport as Liverpool travelled to Plymouth Argyle for their FA Cup replay.

Gerrard was joined in the studio by one-time Liverpool team-mate, Steve McManaman and current Cardiff City manager, Neil Warnock.

Following Liverpool's 1-0 win over the League Two side, BT presenter Jake Humphrey apologised to his guests for the cold temperature in the Home Park studio.

"I'm fine, I'm from Liverpool. It doesn't bother me the cold," replied McManaman, to which Neil Warnock joked: "They don't have windows there, do they?"

The 'quip' went down like a lead balloon as Warnock was forced to fill the awkward silence with his own laughter.

Gerrard responded with a ice cold stare as Jake Humphrey looked to alleviate the tension: "We'd better move quickly on!"

The former Liverpool captain has been working as a pundit for BT since announcing his retirement from football in November last year.

Gerrard is now looking to begin his career as a coach and has been working with Liverpool's academy after rejecting the chance to manager MK Dons.

"Thank you to the amazing fans of Liverpool, England and LA Galaxy for the incredible backing you have given me throughout my career. Your loyalty and support has meant the world," said Gerrard in a statement confirming his retirement.

Telegraph.co.uk

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