Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard feels he left the club too soon. The former Reds midfielder is one of the most celebrated players in the Premier League era but he wished he extended his playing career for a little while longer than the summer of 2015.
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teven Gerrard is one of those players who even though did not manage to win a Ballon d’Or or any other prestigious individual award, the Englishman was able to consistently perform at a very high level throughout the majority of his extensive playing career which spanned from over 15 years.
The Englishman is no longer an active player as he hung up his playing boots on November of 2016 and would later decide to accept a coaching role in the academy divisions of Liverpool.
Now that Steven Gerrard has turned into more of a role model figure than an actual figure as a coach, he is routinely being seen not on the pitch but outside of it, giving advices to the younger players on how to perform, what to do and everything that revolves around being a top footballer.
One of the latest pieces of guidance and tips that Steven Gerrard has released to the public is in relation to how to reach the top level and become a world class performer, in order to reach this status;Gerrard stated that you have to be obsessed in order to succeed. Read more “Steven Gerrard insists that you have to be obsessed”
Steven Gerrard reckons if the boys in the academy of Liverpool are dreaming about representing the first team of the club, they must keep enhancing their ability and keep taking their game to another level because the Reds have an extraordinary first team squad these days and breaking into that squad is no joke.
As per Gerrrard, he does not doubt the potential that is there in the academy. There is enormous potential. The boys are very, very good, but, just being good is not enough to take them to the first team. They need to set themselves apart from the rest to make that step further because the level of the first team has gone higher in the recent times. Read more “Steven Gerrard wants Boys to Play more than their Strength”
The vast majority of the current 2016-17 English Premier League season has seen Chelsea dominating at the top of the top tier competition.
When this season was about to start, there was huge expectations as world-class and renowned managers would be arriving in the Premier League.
JurgenKlopp, Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and Antonio Conte are all of the popular coaches that arrived to the English Premier League in this season and even though it has been a fairly competitive campaign, Antonio Conte has mostly been guiding his team to impressive performances and victories without any other team really being able to compete.
With 34 league matches played, Chelsea has collected 81 points while the 2nd place team Tottenham Hotspur is following them closely behind with 77 points in the same amount of games.
Steven Gerrard has voiced his thoughts and said why he thinks that Antonio Conte has been so impressive at the helm of Chelsea as the Liverpool legend said: Read more “Steven Gerrard says why Antonio Conte is doing so impressively in Chelsea”
Liverpool legend Xabi Alonso has said that his former teammate Steven Gerrard will manage the club someday.
He admits that current coach Jurgen Klopp is excellent in the role but adds that the former Red skipper is destined to manage the club sometime in the future.
The Bayern Munich star said that he was elated that Gerrard agreed to return to the club after he was handed a coaching role at the club’s academy. Alonso says Gerrard made a wise decision to manage the academy upon retiring from active football in the MLS. He said it was wiser that he did not jump straight at professional club management but through the academy.
“I think it’s good for him to take it little by little and to gain experience. I don’t know when but someday I believe he will manage Liverpool. I think he will. He has the credentials.
“I think he’s smart enough and intelligent enough to make that transition and to prepare himself for whenever he thinks he’s ready to try it,” the Spaniard said. Read more “ALONSO SAYS GERRARD WILL MANAGE LIVERPOOL SOMEDAY”
John Aldridge believes that Steven Gerrard had a huge role to play in helping Jordan Henderson mature into the role of Liverpool captain.
Henderson took over the role of vice captaincy back in 2014 and was eventually given the captain armband after Steven Gerrard left the club in the summer of 2015.
The England international skippered Liverpool to a dramatic 1-0 victory over bitter Merseyside rivals, Everton on Monday night courtesy of a late Sadio Mane winner in added time.
The Liverpool skipper kept his cool despite a horror tackle from Ross Barkley on him in the second half. The Everton man managed to escape with only a yellow card. He was quick to play down the tackle in the aftermath of the match disclosing that Barkley offered him an apology immediately after the match.
Henderson has been integral to a Liverpool side that has been gunning for the Premier League title this season. He has been very composed and balanced at the center of the park, spraying passes throughout the whole pitch. Aldridge, former Liverpool player who won the league with Liverpool in 1988, believes that Gerrard played a key part in Henderson’s maturity. Read more “ALDRIDGE BELIEVES GERRARD HELPED HENDERSON MATURE”
Ryan Giggs is of the notion that Liverpool had constantly over relied on their former captain, Steven Gerrard, after he had served for so many years at the Anfield side.
Giggs has gone further to compare this to their situation at Manchester United when Roy Keane had to leave.’
However, the former Manchester United midfielder has also gone further to insist that their all-time legendary former boss man, Sir Alex Ferguson was always a bigger man than any of the players at Manchester United.
With the kind of charisma Jurgen Klopp holds over Liverpool at the moment, we probably might be seeing a similar kind of situation Ferguson had while with United.
Ryan Giggs wrote at length on Steven Gerrard in his column for Daily Telegraph. He said:
“Watching Liverpool, it is notable that since Steven Gerrard left there is no big star in the side. Philippe Coutinho is a talent and Jordan Henderson has done well to step into the captaincy. He looks like a good lad and a dedicated professional.” Read more “GIGGS: KLOPP FILLS GAP AT LIVERPOOL”
Former Liverpool player Steven Gerrard revealed that the best manager he played under in his career is Spaniard Rafa Benitez.
The Reds veteran played over 700 games during his time at Anfield, spanning over 17 years. Dubbed “Captain Fantastic,” Gerrard played under five managers before he left the club.
“Rafa Benitez, tactically the best. Just in general, setting a team up to play, to deliver the Champions League with the team that we won it with was a miracle and Rafa was a big part of that. He was incredible,” the current Major League Soccer player claimed.
Gerrard has played under Brendan Rodgers, Kenny Dalglish, Roy Hodgson, and Gerard Houllier aside Benitez, but opines that the former Real Madrid coach is outstanding. Gerrard added that he enjoyed his times with Dalgish as he grew on him. He said Dalgish was a hero to himself and his dad. He claimed that Brendan Rodgers would have been a better choice for England, but the timing was wrong having accepted a job with the Scottish champions. Gerrard praised former England coach Fabio Capello as well. Read more “GERRARD NAMES BENITEZ BEST LIVERPOOL MANAGER”
Steven Gerrard might not be active on the field anymore, but he definitely makes it a point to show his association with his club and help out new joiners to feel as if they are part of an extended family.
In a recent interview he stated how he remembered the first time when he signed on a first contract. He remembers how he signed on the dotted lines with sweat building up and butterflies in his stomach. The smiles on the faces of his family members as well as friends as they welcomed his big news are also a memory that he still cherishes.
He is now involved with the Special Olympics team named LA Galaxy Southern California, whose roster for 2016 has been announced. Gerrard was present when the twenty players signed up contracts to be part of the LA Galaxy. He shared his feelings with them, telling them that it was their big day and they should cherish the same. Read more “Steven Encourages Young Players Of The LA Galaxy”