Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has lashed out at the critics who have been writing him off and saying he should be dropped from the team after his man of the match performance in the 1-1 draw with Everton at Anfield on Saturday.
The 34 year old former England international has been criticised in the press for his performances so far this season in Liverpool’s slow start to the campaign. His side have so far taken just 7 points and two wins from six Premiership games and struggled past Ludogorets and Middlesbrough in cup fixtures.
Gerrard looked to have put his side on the road to three valuable points in the sixty-fifth minute with a curled free kick during the Saturday lunchtime fixture, but Phil Jagielka’s wonder strike in injury time at the end of the game snatched an unlikely point for the visitors.
“I’ll agree with the constructive criticism and I’ve been stifled in a couple of games when people have followed me around and I haven’t been able to shake them off,” Gerrard said.
“But then some people take it too far and say ‘he’s 34, he can’t run and he’s finished’.
“I can still compete with the best players around. It’s nice to remind people that although I’m 34, I can still run, I can still play and I can compete with the best players around.”