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Where Do We Put Gerrard After That Performance?

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Well, after that fantastic display at Molineaux, where Kenny Dalglish got his first win of his new tenure, he now has a nice problem on his hands, who to leave out v Fulham and where does Steven Gerrard play?

It was a great team performance, full of attacking and good ‘passing and movement’. Everyone played well but Raul Miereles really caught the eye where he ran the midfield for Liverpool with his neat passing and good link-up play and he crowned his man of the display with a great volleyed goal.

Centre midfield is obviously his best position as he has turned in increasingly impressive outings in the heart of midfield for the Reds. With Steven Gerrard due back from suspension on Wednesday, King Kenny has a dilema, even if its a good one, where does he play Miereles?

Usually, Gerrard is an automatic choice in the centre of midfield, but with the Portuguese man doing so well there, what about playing Stevie G on the right where he played many times before under Rafa and for England? I’m no football Manager but I would like to see a midfield of Maxi, Lucas, Miereles and Gerrard next Wednesday at Anfield.

Steven plays well out there whipping in great crosses for Fernando Torres and scoring plenty from cutting inside himself too. Just a thought, great to get back to winning ways again though and I love our style of play under King Kenny.

Submitted by Friends of Liverpool



  1. farhan

    January 23, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    simple replace him with poulson and we will kill fulham at home expect like 3-0 at home here we climbing the ladder

  2. Paul

    January 23, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    I’d play him alongside Lucas, it’s a bit of a negative way to play him but he would sure up the defense, we must get more clean sheets and Poulson doesn’t cut the mustard!

  3. chris

    January 23, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    I would play gerrard instead of poulsen and just play with one holding midfielder. YNWA

    • Beni

      January 23, 2011 at 6:32 pm

      100% agree with u mate…play lucas as holding mid. maxi on the right, aurelio on the left, gerrard and meireles both play a free role, torres on his own up front. those two together would make us a huge threat against any other team…we would be one of the most exciting teams in the prem

  4. Abidul

    January 23, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Nice thinking….BUT the dilema of where to play miereles is solvable (according to me) 4-3-3 is a decent formation with miereles, gerrard and lucas in th middle with maxi and kuyt at the wings. However, then again Torres could be left isolated (Again). But this is just a thought anyway..

  5. Phil

    January 23, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    No problem at all. Remember in the old days when we had Gerrard Alonso and Mascherano, now we have Gerrard Miereles and Lucas. Same formation, hopfully same results.

  6. Hicks Hater

    January 23, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    I really like the way we are playing under Kenny. It is pass and move. In Lucas, Mereiles and Gerrard we have three ideal midfielders for that style. These are all box-to-box midfielders who are willing to join the attack and to track back. I’d keep Mereiles in the more advanced position and put Lucas and Gerrard behind him. The problem of selection really comes if/when we sign Suarez because I assume we’re going to go with two up top then and sacrifice one of the midfield positions. But that’d be a nice dilemma to have.

  7. rolando

    January 23, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Team come Feb:

    Kelly Agger Carra Warnock
    Meirles Gerrard
    Suarez Torres Young

  8. Neil

    January 23, 2011 at 6:54 pm

    Strange article. Drop Poulsen, Play Gerrard.

  9. Chris

    January 23, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    How easy is that gerrard in —> poulsen out SORTED!!

  10. Towson Tom

    January 23, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Yes, it is a no-brainer, It has to be Poulsen to give way, but in some games we may need more than one holding midfield player. Also, we have to play some of the lesser names now and then or they leave and we end up with a weak bench…..

  11. adrian

    January 23, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Why change a winning team? The great Liverpool teams picked themselves and rarely changed a winning team. All our players need to earn the Jersey and feel they can keep it if they play well enough.

  12. steve mcauley

    January 23, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    with players like poulsen and lucas in the side, that is just a bloody stupid question!!!!!

  13. Bird

    January 23, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    I thought Poulsen played well….

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