Steven Gerrard: Liverpool captain sent off after just 38 seconds after stamp on Ander Herrera against Manchester United

It was Gerrard's final match against United too...

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Steven Gerrard now has a maximum of just five Premier League games left after he was sent off for a stamp on Ander Herrera immediately following a strong tackle on Juan Mata in Liverpool's match against old rivals Manchester United at Anfield.

The Liverpool captain came on as a substitute in the game, and lasted just 38 seconds before his dismissal for the stamp by referee Martin Atkinson.

It was Liverpool's 50th red card in Premier League history too.

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Steven Gerrard stamps on Ander Herrera

The 34-year-old Gerrard will move to the MLS in the summer to play for Los Angeles Galaxy.

Liverpool needed a win to overtake rivals United in the race for a Champions League spot but will now be without the former England captain for the next three games after the straight red card.

Juan Mata put the Red Devils ahead with a neat finish in the first half before scoring a wonderful overhead kick later on to deepen Liverpool's misery.

Daniel Sturridge later reduced the deficit for Liverpool after a well-worked move, but his effort was in vain, the home side lost 2-1.

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