According to Paul Merson and Neil McCann, Liverpool are making such a big mistake to the club’s future in allowing Steven Gerrard to leave the club. The player had decided to move from the club and will officially join up with LA Galaxy in July. Concerning this case, Merson insists Gerrard is still a world-class player and thinks it is a mistake to let a player of his caliber move away.
Supporting Merson’s statement, McCann feels Liverpool needed him to attract star-quality signings in summer as they look to strengthen their squad after a disappointing campaign. “He is still one of the top performers in the country by a long way,” he said.
As a matter of fact, Liverpool have spent much the last 12 months saying goodbye. Goodbye to Luis Suarez, goodbye to Steven Gerrard, goodbye to the Champions League, goodbye the sparkling football of last season, goodbye to any trust they had gained beforehand.
The striking 6-1 loss suffered by Liverpool on their last match against Stoke City may be one of the most terribly unforgettable moment during Gerrard’s career at the club. He might actually looking for a happy farewell before heading to LA, but the situation he had to deal with only give him that furrowed brow, and making him standing in a state of angered bewilderment. After all he has done for the club, he actually did not deserve this kind of ending.
Gerrard’s final game encapsulated an anti-climactic season following on from 2014’s second-place finish. The local international player made his debut in 1998 and leaves as arguably Liverpool’s finest player after 710 appearances and 186 goals for the side. With an array of silverware for the club, Gerrard was defined by his longevity and loyalty to the club. The loyalty has guaranteed the midfielder a permanent place in the memories of the club’s supporters, former manager Rafael Benitez believes.