Saturday, 8 January 2011
For a long time, I've been wanting to do a piece about why I don't think Steven Gerrard should be playing for Liverpool (or England) as a central midfielder. But I never got around to it.
Then I saw this piece on a message board on the main club website (forums.liverpoolfc.tv) from a user called "woollie". Essentially, he's written exactly what I intended to write and included anecdotes I didn't have access to (and likewise have no idea if they're true or not), so I thought I would copy & paste (spelling mistakes and all!) his wise words. This is an outstanding post, but I would caution you, the reader, to discern for yourself the level of accuracy in woollies' stories etc.
In terms of his opinions on Gerrard's strengths and weaknesses, I agree with almost every word and would only consider playing Gerrard in a team as a roaming right midfielder, or off the main striker. I certainly wouldn't have him anyway near the central midfield of a 4-4-2 formation, even if he begged me to play there!
Woollie has posted more of his thoughts on the same website and tends to provide, shall I say, quite a "full" description of his thoughts - once I've read more of them, I may give his ideas/anecdotes further exposure!