As a defensive destroyer, Mo is without equal. Against teams with formidable attacks he will disrupt their flow and service and make a general nuisance out of himself.
However, he is not without his shortcomings.
His touch is
precocious adolescent at times, his passing erratic, his vision needs improvement, his heading lacks purpose, and most frustrating for me, his hold-up skills continue to disappoint. A man with legs that long should be able to keep the ball from any one defender until he can find another red shirt.
If you discount the first sentence, his other skills seem not only ordinary, but certainly below average for our team if not the league.
Finally, his raw talent and ability seemingly relegates Gerrard to one side of the pitch.
I've no doubt Rafa will improve all areas of his play, but at present we seem often like a stuttering engine with him in attack.