The former forward believes Brendan Rodgers should be criticized for failing to replace Luis Suarez or adapt his side’s style.
Steven Gerrard reveals that he helped to talk Luis Suarez out of joining Arsenal in 2013.
The Former England captain Steven Gerrard has disclosed how the Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid told him to “kick up a war” with Liverpool, in order to push a move to Bernabeu.
“Very disappointed in Brendan’s team selection, but instead of being professional and parking it up and thinking about the team, I was very selfish in my performance and in my actions”.
“That was the jist of the conversation because I knew, deep down that him and his family wanted Barcelona rather than Arsenal”. I thought the timing of him taking the Liverpool job was probably wrong because a lot of the fans wanted Dalglish in and Dalglish is the king at Liverpool.
‘When you lose someone like Luis Suarez it makes you a terrible lot weaker’.
Mourinho wanted Gerrard at Real Madrid. Despite initially handing in a transfer request, the Liverpool man changed his mind and stuck it out with his local club instead.
While some despise him, others admire him and one of those who fall into the latter group is Liverpool’s legend, Steven Gerrard.
While admitting it is an incredibly hard task, Nicholas said Rodgers must take some responsibility for not replacing the likes of Suarez and Gerrard with like-for-like players or transforming the team’s style to suit new recruits.
Suarez and Gerrard came so close to Premier League glory with Liverpool. Arena hopes Gerrard’s American adventure plays a pivotal role in his future success in soccer.
The Reds have struggled to hit the back of the net so far this season, scoring just four times in their opening six league games, and with Jordan Henderson on the treatment table for the foreseeable future, many will be thinking that Brendan Rodgers should have held on to Gerrard for another season.