We are all still enjoying Sunday’s win over Manchester United and I do not want to take the gloss off that game in any way but I have a question I have asked myself following the game on Sunday, “When was the last time Steven Gerrard played a good game for Liverpool?”
Gerrard’s performances this season have not been what we are used to. The form of the team as a whole early on in the season under Roy Hodgson did not help ‘Captain Fantastic’ at all and coupled with niggling injuries and suspensions, Gerrard has been looking very average this season. Or have we simply come to expect too much from him after his brilliance the last couple of seasons where at times he has literally carried the team on his own back? Have his legs given in now and he can not make those bursting runs and rocket launching shots anymore?
Sunday’s game against Manchester United was one of Gerrard’s better games of the season. He did not stand out as he did in the past as this time round the whole team played well. Gerrard did have two shots in Sunday’s game which came close and that kind of reminded us of what he can do. It may be a good thing for Liverpool going forward in the future that we do not have to solely rely on him.
Some circles will say that Gerrard has been affected by dropping back into central midfield, a role which does not bring out the best in him as he is better suited to playing behind the striker.
There are a lot of debates and arguments that can be raised as to why we have not seen the best of Gerrard this season and I would like to hear yours.