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Steven Gerrard’s Exit Has Helped Liverpool, Says Ryan Giggs

One of the greatest regrets for Steven Gerrard has been the inability to win the Premier League title despite a glittering career that saw him win a whole host of other trophies including the Champions League.

The closest Gerrard came to winning the title was in two seasons when the club finished as the runners up. Now, Liverpool are in a position to challenge for the title for the first time since the departure of Gerrard. Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs believes that the absence of the former Liverpool captain would actually be a blessing in disguise for the Merseyside outfit.

Gerrard is regarded as one of the greatest midfielders to have graced the Premier League since the turn of the millennium. However, Liverpool became so heavily concentrated on this one-star player that they forgot functioning as a team according to Giggs. The former United winger says that the absence of Gerrard means that the club has had an opportunity to replace the former England international with someone who would fit seamlessly into the team and not stand out. Read more »

Sweden v England – England Press Conference with Steven Gerrard & Roy Hodgson | 14/11/12

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Steven Gerrard, the Liverpool captain and midfielder believes that Roy Hodgson got the Liverpool coach’s job at an improper period, but he has given his full support to hi as the new England team boss.

Roy Hodgson spent a tough 191 day at Anfield that resulted in his departure in 2011’s January after the team suffered poor results.

At that period, Liverpool was going through difficult times along with Fenway Sports Group taking up from nonadaptive regime of George Gillett and Tom Hicks in the October. In spite of accusations, he was not up to the coaching job of fitting expectations at Liverpool, Steven Gerrard believes that it was a tough time for Roy to replace Rafa Benitez who was a fan favorite after making Liverpool the champion in 2005 edition of Champions League.

The 31 year old midfielder told that Hodgson is a good coach. He had worked with Roy before he took the coaching job at Anfield. Roy did not change before he left Liverpool. Roy was always very thorough and technically good as well as loyal among the footballers with the players. The Liverpool captain also added that it is a good appointment for the team, actually all the candidates for the most coveted post in English football were indeed very good.

Like any other national team coach Roy will be evaluated on results so that they will watch how it goes, but Steven Gerrard is certainly looking ahead to working with Roy once again.  Jamie Carragher, his Liverpool team mate, who retired from international football is also standing behind the new national team coach. The veteran told that he is delighted for him.

Steven Gerrard thinks Roy Hodgson is a great appointment.

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