Hams wrote:So can i take it then redpelt that you don't like Gerrard playing as a holding mid and think that should be Lucas's role?
Where should our current England captain be playing then if he is no longer able to start as an attacking mid in the side?
Also what did you think about the Suarez penalty as i don't think that you made any mention about it in your post at all!
Sorry Hams ,let me clarify ....I believe Gerrard's inclusion in this team alters the mindset of
the side drastically ,I therefore consider his involvement to be detrimental and in terms of
playing styles a polar opposite to the pressing articulate quick passing football Rodgers has
promised to implement.
In short Rodgers clearly does not possess the stones to drop Gerrard to the bench and is
apparently willing to dilute his ideals and compromise his beliefs to oblige a 33 yr old who
is quite evidently some way off the player he was.
That said ,Gerrard had the chance to perform in the role given to him by Rodgers,and yet
he looked disinterested and was caught out of position just a touch too much for someone
who has played at the very highest levels throughout his career..... I watched from the Kop
as he ambled about the field like a complete novice .....Yesterday, although his arrogance
would have him believe different ,he kicked this football club in the proverbial teeth.
On the penalty it was soft ,but there was clear contact ,and it would be less scrutinised
if it wasn't for Suarez being the transgressor ..... You can understand me omitting it from
my assessment given my subsequent anger over Rodgers sacrificing a competent fluid
team and practical formation in order to include Gerrard ,and then he gives arguably his
worst performance in a Liverpool shirt.
I will however add the disclaimer ,that in my estimation Steven Gerrard is possibly the finest
midfielder I have ever been privileged to see in the red of Liverpool,but his current lack of
application and above all heart does him, and his fame a great disservice.
I think he's seriously in danger of marring his legendary status with this club by consistently
proffering weak performances that do little to disguise his disinterest to those who ardently
follow this football club.