Steven Gerrard even better in new position, claims Liverpool legend

Former Liverpool midfielder Vladimir Smicer believes Steven Gerrard is playing better than ever in his new role

Vladimir Smicer believes Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is playing better than ever in his new deep-lying midfield position.

Reds manager Brendan Rodgers opted to deploy the England international in a more defensive role at the turn of the year, and Gerrard has thrived protecting the back four and dictating the rhythm of the team.

He has changed his position, but his performances have got even better

Vladimir Smicer

Gerrard has scored 13 goals and made 10 assists in 31 Premier League appearances this season, and former Liverpool midfielder Smicer underlined the skipper’s value to the Reds.

“He’s incredible – he’s a good leader,” Smicer told Liverpool’s website.

“When we were playing and he was in the team, I knew that we had a far better chance to win the game than without him.

“Steven understands the game really well. He has changed his position, but his performances have got even better. I think with age you have to sometimes change your game.

“People were questioning whether he could still be at the top, but he’s proving himself all the time. I am so glad that he is so close to winning the title and I just hope that they will finish this work and that Liverpool can win the title.

“He has won everything and [the title] is the only thing that he is missing.”

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