ADAPT AND CHANGE
According to the coach of Liverpool Brendan Rodgers, he is convinced that Steven Gerrard can not only extend his playing career with the English club but also make a huge positional change as the tactician is advising Gerrard that he can play as a defender later in his career.
“I look at Steven and I think he can play as a number two centre-half later in his career,” the Reds boss said.You play against teams where they’ve got one up [front] and I think he can play as a right-sided centre-half.”
‘He is as fit as he has ever been. You adapt and change,’ Rodgers said. ‘I think he can play as No 2 centre half later in his career. He passes the ball as good as anyone in the world. the Reds boss said.
Gerrard signed a 2 year contract extension that sees him remaining with the Anfield club up until 2015 in the club he made his debut back in 1998 and spending his entire football career in the same one without ever desiring a move away.
His collection of silverware obtained with Liverpool include: 1 Champions League, 1 Uefa Cup, 3 League Cups and 2 FA Cups with the Premier League title being the biggest trophy he has failed to obtain.
After seeing the performance and analyzing the career of Ryan Giggs who recently turned 40 years old and still manages to compete at the highest level against players half of his age, Rodgers said that Gerrard can do the same thing for Liverpool.
“He is 34 at the end of this season, and I look at his fitness and I look at how he is playing and he is as fit as he has ever been. He is looking after himself.
“Like you see with Ryan Giggs, you adapt and change.”