Alan Hansen backs Steven Gerrard to get Liverpool over the line

Liverpool legend Alan Hansen believes Steven Gerrard can guide the Reds to the Premier League title in current form

Steven Gerrard can get Liverpool over the line in the Premier League title race, according to Alan Hansen.

The Reds skipper drove his side to a 3-2 victory over third-placed Manchester City from a deep-lying midfield role at Anfield on Sunday.

With Gerrard in this sort of form, Liverpool could take a massive step towards ending their 24-year wait

Alan Hansen

33-year-old Gerrard has scored 13 goals and made 11 assists in 33 Premier League appearances this season.

And former Liverpool centre-half Hansen feels Gerrard is emulating Reds legend Graeme Souness in his new midfield role.

“When [Gerrard] played further forward he used to rush from A to B to C and then back to A again,” Gerrard said.

“But now he has taken a more disciplined role, sitting in the hole in a similar position to the one where Graeme Souness played so well.

“[The Chelsea match] has the look of a title decider about it but with Gerrard in this sort of form, Liverpool could take a massive step towards ending their 24-year wait.”

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