Steven Gerrard has been consistently making the headlines in the last few weeks due to several reasons. His future remains on the speculation because he is out of contract in the summer.
This coupled with the poor form shown by the 34-year-old since the start of the season has led to many believing that this may be Gerrard’s final season of the club. Michael Owen is one of the players who came through the ranks at Liverpool along with Gerrard. He is someone who knows the captain extremely well and he says that there is undeniable truth in the poor form of the 34-year-old.
However, he expects Gerrard to adapt once again to the new kind of football that he is expected to deliver.
Given his age, not many expect Gerrard to be the force going forward. This is evident from the fact that he has not scored a goal from open play for almost a year. He has primarily found the back of the net from set pieces and penalties. The former England international has played for Liverpool throughout his career, but he recently admitted that he would consider the prospect of leaving the club should he get a better offer elsewhere.
“He may not be the Gerrard of five years ago, but even if he’s slowed down a yard, he is the best midfielder at the club.Unfortunately, he’s reached the stage of his career whereby every bad game gets attributed to his age.I don’t think he needs to move.He can still have a huge effect on the Liverpool team,” said Owen, who had to retire much earlier than Gerrard due to a number of injury problems. The former Liverpool and United striker is now working as a pundit with the likes of BT Sport and write several columns.