Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher, a former Liverpool defender, believes Reds’ long-serving captain and midfielder Steven Gerrard will struggle to force his way back into the first-team following the form of the Merseysiders in his absence, reports Sky Sports.
Liverpool recently earned a narrow win against Swansea City, which boosted their hopes of a top-four finish, while putting them in great shape for the end of the campaign. There are nine games of the season to go, and Brendan Rodgers’ side are boasting a 13-game unbeaten run in the league, while having won five consecutive games too.
The form of Joe Allen and Jordan Henderson has been so impressive that Rodgers is unlikely to make a change purely just to accommodate Gerrard, which means the England international looks set to bide his time before being afforded a run in the team.
Steven Gerrard has been single out for criticism this season, with many believes his time at the top has come to and end. But with the midfielder having shone so much in Liverpool’s title-challenge of 2013/14, he could still have somewhat of a role to play before he leaves for the MLS. Former teammate Jamie Carragher, however, believes he’ll struggle to play.
“Who do you leave out? Henderson, you don’t leave out. Allen was maybe one of the best players on the pitch against Man City. I don’t think he’ll play Steven Gerrard. The team is playing well. They’ve been on a great run since Steven has been out of the team. Unfortunately, he’ll know himself, when you go out the team and the team continue on a great run, it‘s hard to get back in,” he said.
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