Liverpool Forum · 14 comments
Should Steven Gerrad be played less or dropped?
Steven Gerrard, has been a great servant for Liverpool the past 15 years, but i believe if brendan rodgers wants to take this liverpool team forward and challenge for top 4, gerrard needs to be played alot less, dropped for matches when he performs like he did against arsenal, hull, & everton or gerrard should be pushed higher up if Rodgers isn't brave enough so he doesn’t have to do so much running. Another reason why I believe Gerrard should be played allot less is due to his tendency to play longs balls instead of trying to dictate the ball. Your probably thinking why I don’t think lucas should be dropped, this is due to him being the only defensive midfield in the Liverpool team, and he himself (Lucas) hasn’t played to well this season, and given away numerous fouls in dangerous position, this is due to gerrard lack of tracking back and having to do a 2 man job. Who do I think should replace our captain joe allen, he knows how to dictate play and has the legs to track back and support lucas.
So if Liverpool are aiming for a top 4 position gerrard has to be more effective than just delivering free-kicks, another solution is to sign a need midfield for example yohan cabaye he very good technically, and if he was signed to chop and change with gerrard, we wouldn’t lose out set-pieces due to cabaye being one of the premier leagues best dead ball specialist.