So it's Gerrard and only Gerrards fault we lost them games where he played?
Bullshit, The whole team turned into shit in the 2nd half of last season.
No it didn't. The forwards were fairly constant all season, or actually improved towards the end, goals scored or not.
The defenders were pretty solid all season.
It was the midfield which turned to shit.
It wasn't all Gerrards fault. However, the second part of the season showed Gerrard simply is not a central midfielder (Which is probably why Benitez put him out right and then up top). Of all our central midfielders, Lucas, Adam, Spearing (I won't include Henderson as he hardly played there)....Gerrard was the weakest.
Losing Lucas in midfield was a blow which cost us points. (From 1.58 pts per game down to 1.33 points per game after his injury).
Playing Gerrard in central midfield was another blow which cost us more.( Down to 0.92 points per game when he played)
Unfortunately, all everyone sees are big names and big reputations and big histories. Spearing gets dogs abuse, as does Adam, as Lucas used to do. Gerrard plays shit and people still call him man of the match. He was man of the match plenty of times in the past when he was younger, more mobile and played out wide of up front....but that was the past and he hasn't done much of note (bar the very occasional cameo of the past) for the past two years.
For me, it's just about what's better for LFC on the pitch.
Emlyn hughes was told when his time was up. So were Smith, Callaghan, Thompson, Rush et al.
Their reputations weren't allowed to count for anything. Anyone not doing the business on the pitch was quickly put straight or got rid of.
Or was that just Paisley, Fagan & co being utter c*nts?