Age not an issue, insists Liverpool captain Gerrard

Liverpool midfielder Steven Gerrard has dismissed suggestions that age will force him to change the way in which he plays in the near future, the Daily Mirror has reported.

Gerrard, 32, is noted for his “all-action stylethe Mirror claims, but as injuries potentially begin to take their toll and new Reds manager Brendan Rodgers seeks to implement a more patient passing style at the club, the idea that Gerrard will have to adapt his game had been raised.

But Gerrard does not see it that way and, he added, neither does Rodgers. Gerrard said: “I think people want me to say I can’t play the same way anymore, that I have to go deeper…but believe me, it’s not happening. Not yet.” The Liverpool and England captain added that he has spoken with Rodgers over his likely position this coming season and revealed Rodgers sees him as an attacking midfielder, rather than a deep-lying playmaker.

While Gerrard did admit that as he gets older and further into his 30s, it is something he may have to consider, he was at pains to stress he is not at that point of his career yet. Pointing to the example of Paul Scholes, the Manchester United midfielder, Gerrard argued that Scholes is four years older than he is.

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