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Gerrard tops in TW, PA, TP, SC in the stats.. But still people complain he's not good enough.. See, as far as Liverpool is concerned, no other MF is ready to take the initiative to put a cross or throughball to our strikers. So whenever gerrard is in vision, he will be the pass destination. So, a couple of mispasses can happen as he's touching the ball the most in the team..
KidofKop88
21st Oct 2013 11:22
be_real_lfc
21st Oct 2013 11:35
"still think he is the weak link. why am i the only one seeing this"
KidofKop88
21st Oct 2013 11:40
"be_real_lfc coz he's the one who's shouldering the responsibility in our static midfield. Lucas when he plays doesn't move at all from his CDM position. Henderson will run only in the wings and he's too scared to deliver a cross or a pass to the strikers. Most of the time he plays only 1-2 with other players.. Best option will be to buy Alonso in Jan transfer window."
be_real_lfc
21st Oct 2013 11:44
"we need xabi back asap I agree"
WhelanR
21st Oct 2013 11:48
"I agree - Stevie shoulders way too much in this midfield. We need to buy someone who will stand up and take some pressure. Look at Ozil at Gunners..."
hester91
21st Oct 2013 12:13
"be_real_lfc: STICK THAT IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT! YOUVE GED OUR CAPTAIN OFF ON EVERY POST!!!! EVEN IF HE WAS BENCHED THEN WHO FOR? JOE ALLEN LOL LETS BE SERIOUS GERRARD IS STILL OUR BEST MIDFIELDER!(ALTHOUGH HE SHOULDNT TAKE CORNERS ANYMORE) "
FSG_RULE_THE_WORLD
21st Oct 2013 12:30
"lise"
be_real_lfc
21st Oct 2013 12:37
"He is a legend but his game overall isn't helping us. We really miss coutinho and lucas and agger. I think these guys make up for the deficiencies in others. Just like mata doesn't play for jose until he learns the way he wants to play rodgers needs to do something like this for gerrard."
cordoso
21st Oct 2013 13:20
"Sg has really grown into this deeper role and is probably been our best player so far this season. The midfield were not to blame for the dropped points v newcastle it was our defense, we had an extra defender in the center yet no block on cabaye and a shambles for the second with sissoko and sakho ball watching."
be_real_lfc
21st Oct 2013 13:28
""The only worry is that Steven Gerrard no longer has the engine to be selected in a central-midfield pairing, with Jordan Henderson possibly a better foil for the captain when part of a duo than Lucas." - F365"
DenaLFC
21st Oct 2013 15:00
"gerrard had 91% passing accuracy and many of those were glorious passes i.e the one for sturridge where he really should've put it in the net. also 120 touches"
buddha3333
21st Oct 2013 15:45
"The idiots questioning SG and at the same time extolling the non-virtues of Hendo, should be pitied, as clearly madness is slowly setting in. SG is still our most pivotal player, alongside Coutinho, as they a set the tempo of how we play. The idiots who could not see this should be flogged. "
qtofcl
21st Oct 2013 16:29
"be_real_lfc - why nobody seeing this? because its not true. Think Gerrard is our most consistance performer so far. And where is Agger? Is BR really choosing for Sakho or is he still injured? "
beetle85
21st Oct 2013 16:37
"would be looking to change the mid in jan,keep hendo for the bench ,would give stevie a rest now and then,dont want xabi back either,as much as i like him,we lack pace,height and cretivity and it needs to be sorted,also agger needs to start"
bolteyes82
21st Oct 2013 17:44
"Criticising Gerrard for not being the player we was 5 years or so ago is incredibly insulting. The mans stats say it all, he is doing too much work and is the problem, he will tire. My view is he should play up behind strikers and be required to do a little less box to box he has more than enough to give his stars show that."
bolteyes82
21st Oct 2013 17:44
"Stats*"
LFCMANAGER
21st Oct 2013 17:48
"Be_real u're not the only one, I believe the same SG is the weak link in our team. He has to play to set up our game & Lucas to stop opponent but SG lost more balls & makes more sloppy passes than LUCAS. So how there could be a link between midfield & attack? He should play like XAVI at Barcelona, Pirlo at Juve, Toure at city & Wilshere at arsenal, etc. "
bolteyes82
21st Oct 2013 17:54
"Lfcmanager i think you are judging Gerrard on Gerrard 'so many sloppy passes'..... Umm stats as seen above? No? Not every ball found its destination i grant you i saw that too, however it only seems irregular because its Gerrard. He is still contributing to the team, as i said before i believe he cannot carry the whole team like he used too but is more than value for his place. "
Gerrard 08
21st Oct 2013 18:55
"We miss the attacking flare, could of done with agger and Lucas back in the team. I don't know what Rodgers is thinking of with this formation. Concede way to many goals. We need to control the game from The off. We keep losing points like this and we'll fall behind the pack again "
stard
21st Oct 2013 19:23
"When is Coutinho coming back?"
Dede 7
21st Oct 2013 21:33
"FACT WE NEED A BETTER CENTRAL MIDFIELDER. WE HAVE SEEN WHAT HE CAN OFFER BUT ITS NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO MEET OUR AMBITIONS. LETS FACE IT WE ALL KNOW HOW BR WANTS THE TEAM TO PLAY (pressing and dominating) UNFORTUNATELY THESE PERFORMANCES ARE NO WHERE NEAR TO THAT. HE IS NOLONGER A THREAT TO OPPONENTS."
Regulus
21st Oct 2013 23:56
"People have said the midfield's flat, static and so on, but where there really needs to be an injection of pace is in attacking moves. It's in the final third where the tempo needs to be upped. SAS didn't figure that much at first, but to be fair to Suarez, he only stepped off the plane from South America on Thursday. "
Regulus
21st Oct 2013 23:57
"Other teams fielded internationals, but did they have to travel as far as Suarez and Moses? I'm sure I'm right in saying these flights can interfere with players' blood/oxygen levels for starters. No wonder the front three lacked zing."
Regulus
22nd Oct 2013 0:02
"For me, Newcastle's second goal decided the draw. Their first was a great strike from outside the box, a bolt from the blue if you like, which is bound to happen occasionally. But the second one just looked so preventable. I thought Gerrard had a decent game. I don't understand why people keep pointing the finger at him."
raaattt
22nd Oct 2013 2:09
"gerrard should be CAM. with allen, hendo, lucas mopping up and bringing the ball forward. "
allanjuno
22nd Oct 2013 13:33
"Whether we like it or not we ARE short of creativity in midfield. Gerrard is not the sort of 'clever' footballer we need with Suarez and Sturridge ahead. Without Coutinho we are struggling somewhat. Gerrard has always been a power player rather than cute, but will do a job from deeper for some time yet."
doveenter
22nd Oct 2013 14:11
"Worries me who will replace him,if anyone. YNWA"