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  • sideshow sideshow Nov 26, 2009 21:46 Flag

    Steven Gerrard: Should go abroad!

    and I don't mean on holiday.

    Put quite simply I was distraught two years running when twice he was on the brink of leaving. Worse still, he was on the brink of joining Chelsea. I firmly believed he could be respected as one of the world's best players, and I felt he could achieve this under Rafa at Liverpool. I also felt his prime was approaching and he alone might be able to take us to major hons including the premiership, with a sound and stable club behind him.

    I truly believe he has done his bit now. He is missing and has a great desire to win a league championship. The real benchmark for quality and consistency across a season. We are as far from achieving that goal as ever, and he is 30 soon. The chance was last season. It has been and gone as shown by our performances this season, and a major lack of investment by the US owners has been the root cause, as well as the instability they have brought.

    I wouldn't blame him one bit now if he moved on, and I firmly believe he should do so to foreign climes. I would love to tune in on a Sunday night and watch himin a Barca shirt, or to visit the Bernabeu to see him in action (gerrard and Kaka in the same side....my word).....

    No man is bigger than the club I love, and we are better of with Stevie than without, but sometimes it has to be recognised someone has given their all, and he has done so over a period when he anticipated major success. He is in a side, when in terms of ability, only Torres and Mascherano have any claim to be of a similar stature. You can see this in his demeanor. As captain, he is so frustrated. when do you see him clap a Lucas contibution, or encourage Aurelio? HE briefly clapped Agger for a foraging run forward on Tuesday and it struck me, that he I noticed because it was such a rare gesture.

    It must say it all for him that the game on Sunday despite it being our neighbours is a 'b' list fixture this season. The 'a' game is at 4 'o' clock. It isn't good enough, and if he was to leave, he'd go THIS time he should do so with the blessings of the kop ringing in his ears!

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    • I have to agree I think we should cash in on Gerrard, our squad this season has been proven to be poor at best.
      We would get a good price for him still as when fit still is the best midfielder in the world IMO.

      With the money we could get two or three top quality signings and strengthen the squad.

      Now don't shoiot me but I would cash in on Torres and mascherano as well.
      I love Torres and he is no doubt the best striker in the world, when fit. Witht the prices bouncing around between 50 and 100 mill if Rafa got the cash for sales of these 3 players you are looking around 150 mill at least to spend, that is (if spending wisely and not overpaying (Johnson?). We could get up 8-10 top class players and strentghen our team tenfold.
      At then end of the day we need to start thinking about the team not individuals as it is proven without Torres and Gerrard we are spineless and no attack.

    • Sorry - but I don't get what you're asking there ?

    • It is but if He wanted to make comparisons then have that one.

    • ..Its all about 'right place right time' tho' isn't it Red.. ?

      I've been a LFC supporter since I was little - but George Best didn't win much did he he ? - say compared to Wes Brown ?
      Who's the better player ?

      Trying to be a bit 'neutral' for a minute I'd have loved to have seen GB in a World Cup...but it wasn't to be...

      Just like Michael Owen..he thought it was a good move to Real Madrid - doesnt look that way - missed out on a European Cup - and will miss out on the League this season.

      I don't see him being there next year - do you (that's a question - wonder where he'll go next?)

    • My mistake, I obviously meant when he came subject to requirements at Spurs.

      Many posters on our board also saw Defoe as a possible good signing for us at the time, but the local rivalry between the two clubs wouldn't have made it happen.

    • yes but you said we should have signed him last january which was when spurs bought him back for 15 million

    • I think Pompey signed Defoe for just £7m, if my memory serves me right.

    • i wouldnt call 15million peanuts though but i do agree that he should have brought in a replacement for keane last january and defoe would have been great. In fact we should have bought him when he went to portsmouth

    • I think that's where the effectiveness of Rafa's scouting network comes in, Defoe was available last year January and Rafa could have got him for peanuts. But instead he went for the wrong signing in the summer, Keane.

    • Another very good point there gooner, but the owners wont cough up so at this moment in time i think RVN is the sort of thing we are going to have to be looking at. Its quite disgusting really.

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