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Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has opened up about that infamous slip against Chelsea at the end of the 2013-14 season, plus countless other career defining moments in his soon to be released autobiography.

The Daily Mail has run extracts from Gerrard's book before the book is released for sale.

"One more victory and we would be almost certain to win the league for the first time since May 1990. But in the last minute of the first half against a cagey Chelsea, set up to stop our rush to glory by Jose Mourinho, it happened," Gerrard wrote.

"A simple pass rolled towards me near the halfway line. It was a nothing moment, a lull in our surge to the title. I moved to meet the ball. It slid under my foot. The twist came then. I slipped. I fell to the ground.

"We lost 2-0 and Manchester City went on to win the title. I had wanted to win it with Liverpool for so long that, now it had gone again, I could not hold my emotion in check.

"I beat myself up. My head was all over the place ... Instead of hitting a long crossfield pass to set up a goal, making a decisive tackle or curling the ball into the back of the Chelsea goal to seal our victory, I had fallen over.

"The Kop, and the whole of Anfield, had sung You'll Never Walk Alone again, of course, but, in the car, I felt isolated. I felt very alone ... I did not feel like I had much hope left. It seemed like I was heading for suicide watch instead."

In the explosive autobiography, Gerrard also details his relationship with former manager Rafa Beitez, Liverpool's extension offer and his thoughts on Mario Balotelli to name a few.

On Benitez:

"I can pick up the phone and speak to all of my previous Liverpool managers. Except for Rafa. It's a shame because we probably shared the biggest night of both our careers — the 2005 Champions League victory in Istanbul — and yet there is no bond between us.

"I used to think he favoured our Spanish-speakers. He was an especially big fan of South American players, which is fine. It caused no problem between us.

"If we were to bump into each other tomorrow there would be no unpleasantness but maybe a day will come when we can actually have a deeper and friendlier conversation and reflect on everything we experienced at Liverpool."

On Liverpool's extension offer at the end of the 2014-15 season:

"Brendan Rodgers wanted me to stay, but the club's offer suggested “it feels like it's time. Enjoy your last six months with us and then start afresh somewhere else”. The meeting to discuss a new deal lasted 15 minutes — a very short time to decide the conclusion to my Liverpool career after 27 years.

"It was pretty much a case of “this is the offer”. It seemed as if I wanted them more than they wanted me. The offer was a one-year extension with a 40 per cent pay decrease. The bonuses were very good but they contradicted everything that Brendan had told me."

On Mario Balotelli:

"I could see Mourinho had been right when he said Balotelli is unmanageable. He is very talented with the potential to be world class, but he'll never get there because of his mentality and the people around him.

"Balotelli's always late, he always wants attention, he says the wrong things on social media. For me, he doesn't work hard enough on a daily basis. You're always fighting a losing battle with Balotelli. He does too many things wrong."

Gerrard's book will be released on September 24.