English Premiership

There's life in the old dog yet

2014-09-29 10:46
Steven Gerrard (AFP)
Cape Town - After a few slow, and rather quiet, performances from Steven Gerrard, the Liverpool captain has taken quite a bit of flack over the past couple of weeks.

If ever there was a way to silence the critics, scoring a cracker free kick against rivals Everton in a Merseyside derby at Anfield would be it. And that's exactly what Steven Gerrard did.

According to the Metro, there is life in the old dog yet, but questions still remain for the Reds' skipper and his teammates, as they once again failed to bag all three points at home.

Phil Jageilka's screamer in the dying moments of stoppage time cancelled out Gerrard's opener, leaving the red half of Merseyside completely shattered.

Gerrard proved yesterday that he’s still a big presence, however, and will continue to be every day until he hangs up his boots. He’s still scoring the big goals, and being the leader on the pitch in important games.

"Personally, I feel it is inevitable that a player like Gerrard, who is entering the later years of his career, will suffer from playing twice a week. Because of this, it’s an easy excuse for critics to jump on the bandwagon with," says journalist Rebecca Parry.

"Saturday’s result did feel like a defeat rather than a draw. But with an away trip in Europe midweek, Liverpool have got to get going again, and get back to winning ways".


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