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Gerrard lets his feet do the talking
Published : 24 Jul 2009 22:18:34
Gerrard was at Prenton Park just hours after being found not guilty on a charge of affray in a high-profile court case. Gerrard was part of a very youthful Liverpool side, who fell behind to a Chris Shuker goal just before half-time. But before being substituted after 63 minutes, Gerrard blasted a fine equaliser with a low drive from outside the box. Gerrard's trial had lasted a week and forced him to miss Liverpool's Far East pre-season tour. His lack of fitness and match practice meant that it was decided he should play against Tranmere, and his presence generated a healthy crowd for the Birkenhead club. But just 13 minutes after his departure, Tranmere took the lead again with a header from defender Gareth Edds. Liverpool hit back with a penalty equaliser in injury-time when former Anfield youngster John Welsh brought down Adam Hammill in the box, with the 21-year-old substitute getting up to score from the spot himself.