Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

It Just Feels Too Late for Gerrard to Leave Now

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

It Just Feels Too Late for Gerrard to Leave Now

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Byline: Paul Scholes

FOR all the debate over where Steven Gerrard plays out his days at Liverpool, I do not see his role as anything other than a holding midfielder.

Playing in that No10 playmaker role can be very difficult once you are in your thirties. There is always a danger that things can pass you by, especially if the midfield behind you are not at the very top of their game.

In my days playing off the striker at Manchester United, I had Nicky Butt and Roy Keane behind me controlling the game and making sure I was on the ball a lot of the time.

Gerrard (left) is Liverpool's best passer from deep and capable of linking the play. Lucas Leiva has his strengths but you could see in the game against Leicester that he struggles to get attacks moving when he is taking the ball from his own defence. …

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