Steven Gerrard’s cheeky dig at referee Jon Moss with career coming to an end

Steven Gerrard could not resist a cheeky jibe at referee Jon Moss after his performance on Tuesday night that drew widespread criticism.

The Aston Villa boss saw his side go a goal up against Liverpool only for his old team to come back in rousing fashion to claim an integral 2-1 win. The Reds were staring at another game where they would drop points before Sadio Mane's header saw them clinch victory.

It means that they have gone level with Manchester City at the top of the Premier League, who play Wolves tonight. However, all eyes were on referee Moss – who had a difficult evening as he appeared to fail to keep up with the match for much of the contest.

The 51-year-old is retiring from Premier League officiating at the end of the season and the evidence of last night's game shows that this might be the best decision he could make right now. Both managers were chewing fourth official Andy Madley's ear off throughout the match after a series of bizarre calls.

And Gerrard took it one step further in his post-match press conference by insisting that Moss' performance will need to be looked at. But he could not also resist a cheeky jibe at the Sunderland-born ref.

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When told by another journalist that he was retiring at the end of the season, Gerrard replied: "Is he? Good." When the Villa coach was queried further on Moss, he said: "No comment. I just hope it is looked at. That is all I will say.

“I don’t want to be sour. We have lost the game and Liverpool have scored two goals against us, we need to look at that. I don’t want to try and cover over any cracks.

"But you asked me a question and I said I hope the referee’s performance is looked at.”

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