By James Nalton
The recent announcement that Steven Gerrard will be joining LA Galaxy at the end of this season will be met with plenty of questions, not least the age-old quandary of where to play him. His only role so far is that of designated player (a player who doesn’t count towards the team’s salary cap), replacing the outgoing US soccer legend Landon Donovan. But whether he replaces America’s greatest ever player on the pitch, is another matter altogether.
The Liverpool captain has been playing football for a good while now, and for most of this time his best position on the field has been a popular topic for discussion. From journalists to fellow footballers, and from fans to managers; everyone has had an opinion on Steven Gerrard’s best role.
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Gerrard is one of those rare players you could imagine doing a decent job in any position, and it’s this versatility which fuels the positional debate.
He had the footballing tools to play anywhere, with the only weakness in his game being a lack of tactical discipline. His self acknowledged desire to charge into a tackle, rather than maintain a more favourable position tactically, could have been coached out of him on the training field, but this
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