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”
Steven Gerrard has sent a message to the Liverpool squad to encourage them for their upcoming match against Sevilla in the Europa League.
The former Liverpool captain will be hoping that his club will end up their season at least with a trophy.
Liverpool ended their season with a draw against West Brom with a much-changed team as they look forward to the game against Sevilla. The Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp made numerous changes to the team that faced West Brom because he claimed that his players would not have focused on the game ahead of the final.
Klopp believes that his team can beat Sevilla even if the Spanish side has won the trophy two times consecutively. The German manager stated that this is going to be a different game and that Liverpool is very different from the teams that Sevilla beat previously. He said that his players are ready for the match and that they will make everything they can in order to win the game.
Jurgen Klopp has told his players that they are good enough to win the final and that they should believe in themselves. The German manager said that they should not worry about Sevilla winning the trophy twice and that they should focus on themselves. Read more “Steven Gerrard sends encouragement to Liverpool”
Major League Soccer (MLS) outfit, LA Galaxy were without star player, Steven Gerrard in their lucky draw against Portland Timbers FC. The match was played at StubHub Center, Carson, California on Sunday night. The Los Angeles soccer franchise were also without injured skipper, Robbie Keane in the crucial encounter between the last two MLS champions.
The Ex-Liverpool striker was absent because he was injured. The Galaxy team were weak at the attack in the first half of the encounter that threatened to end their unbeaten home run.
The team which sits in 4th position in the Western Conference of the MLS league almost lost their first match this season. They won the first 4-1 in the encounter with DC United but lost the second to Colorado Rapids in a hard-fought away match. If they had lost against Portland Timbers, it would have been their first home loss this season.
Portland Timbers Fernando Aldi put the visitors ahead after the break but another slip from Portland defender Nat Borchers that resulted in own goal helped LA Galaxy salvage a point. Read more “LA GALAXY MISS INJURED STEVEN GERRARD AS THEY SETTLE FOR DRAW”
Juventus will not release Paul Pogba to any club for anything less than €70 million but this extremely high price tag has not intimidated Chelsea as the Premier League club is believed to be willing to pay that steep price for the young Frenchman.
The owner of Chelsea, Roman Abramovich is prepared to spend that much money in the prodigy who is already being labeled as: ‘’The next Zinedine Zidane’’
Chelsea will do whatever it takes to continue winning titles even if it means dishing out large sums of cash in a player and this is what they have to do as all of their rivals are also splashing out high amounts of money in signing new players.
The first victory of this season that Chelsea secured can be credited in a large part to the latest high-profile signing that Jose Mourinho completed as the Portuguese manager snatched Pedro Rodriguez for a price tag of €26.6m.
In this summer transfer window, Pedro was a player who was being sought out by Manchester United but Chelsea acted faster and splashed out the cash for the Spanish attacker which has already resulted in a huge impact for Chelsea as he almost single handedly secured all 3 points for the Premier League club during his debut match. Read more “Chelsea is still interested in signing Pogba and Pedro made a dream debut”
Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has admitted that he is left bitterly disappointed with the attitude shown by Raheem Sterling just days into the pre-season.
Gerrard left the club after more than 15 years at Anfield and he now plays for LA Galaxy. However, he continues to be presented with questions about his former club. A well-known fan of Liverpool, Gerrard has joined hands with his former teammate Jamie Carragher in criticising the attitude shown by Sterling in order to engineer a move to Manchester City. The Premier League team have made a £ 40 million offer for Sterling and this is the second bid.
A third bid in the region of £ 50 million is expected to arrive, as the transfer window approaches an end. This is still quite far away and clubs have just begun their preparations for the new season. Liverpool’s pre-season started a few days ago, but Sterling has not been part of it. He has called in sick on both days and this is seen as a huge statement of intent from the 20-year-old that he no longer wants to play for the Reds. Gerrard says that Sterling should learn a thing or two about being professional from current captain Jordan Henderson. Read more “Steven Gerrard has admitted that he is left bitterly disappointed”