WHY SUCH SHOCK AT GERRARD’S DEPARTURE?
January 4, 2015Barry Ringstead
Steven Gerrard is without doubt one of Liverpool’s greatest ever players and it’s unlikely we will ever see
someone devote all of his career to one club and remain so loyal.
Even during the most difficult times under the dark years of Gillette and Hicks, Gerrard remained loyal.
Throughout his outstanding career he has consistently produced performances at the highest level and scored some of Liverpool’s most important goals, the 1st goal against AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League Final and the last gasp belter in the 2006 FA Cup Final against West Ham to name just two.
But like all good things they come to an end and
nothing is more true than the career of a footballer.
Brendan Rodger’s can’t build a team for the future knowing that Gerrard will either retire or, as he will do at the end of this season, leave the club.
Due to Liverpool’s lack of success over the last few seasons the sentiment among many Liverpool supporters was that if
Gerrard decided to leave to find success somewhere else who could have blamed him.
I’m actually pleased for Gerrard, he has the opportunity to experience football, and hopefully success, at another club in a different country.
The move to the USA seems to be a great opportunity so why not take it
when you have a few years of your playing career left.
Replacing Gerrard, however, is going to be a difficult task with the main concern being the players Rodger’s has brought to the
club so far have yet to prove their worth so
any fears can only be waylaid by buying a proven, quality, midfielder.