Steven Gerrard has said that he is an attacking midfielder and he doesn’t want to play in a defensive position. According to the reports, the new manager of Liverpool, Brendan Rodgers, has asked Gerrard to play as a defensive midfielder in the upcoming season and Gerrard is not happy about it. As per Gerrard, he has played in the attacking position for the most part of his career and he wants to continue playing as an attacking midfielder. A change in his position might affect his performance in the upcoming season. Gerrard said that he has requested the manager not to change his position and he hopes that Rodgers would not force him to play in a defensive role.

Gerrard has been playing for Liverpool since the last 14 years. He had joined Liverpool way back in 1998. He played his first match for Liverpool against Blackburn Rovers in a match of the Premier League. He came to play as a substitute towards the end of that match. Gerrard didn’t play many games for Liverpool in his first season. He played in only 13 games and that too because the captain of the team, Jamie Redknapp was injured. In the first 6 seasons, his performance was not that good and he was not able to become the regular member of the side till the end of the 2004-05 season. The 2005-06 season was very good for Gerrard. He played in 53 matches in that season and netted 23 times. After that, he never looked back and established himself as one of the key players of the team. He had captained the Liverpool team in the last season.

On being asked about the captaincy, Gerrard said that it is an added responsibility which inspires a player to perform well. He has enjoyed captaining the team so far and hopefully, Liverpool would do well under his guidance in the 2012-13 season.