Redknapp: Replacing Gerrard will be a tough task for Liverpool.


Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp says it would be difficult for his former club to replace a top-class footballer like Steven Gerrard.

Steven Gerrard has decided to end his 17-year career at Anfield and with the impact the former England captain has had at the club, Sky Sports pundit Redknapp reckons it'll be a tough task filling the void which the 34-year-old will leave behind after his departure.

“The difficulty for Liverpool now will be how to replace Gerrard,” Redknapp told Sky Sports.

“I’ve lost count of how many people at Liverpool have said to me, ‘we’ve got the next Steven Gerrard coming through’. I’m still waiting.

“I’ve not seen anyone who could come anywhere near him. To go and find the next Gerrard is virtually impossible. He has been the mainstay, the one player that no matter what happened has always performed at such a high level.

“That’s the pressure that is heaped on every young player at Liverpool. Every time there is a young man coming through there is that burden of being the next Gerrard and it’s virtually impossible. Nobody will ever be able to do what he has done, he was unique.

“Rather than comparing everybody to him let’s hope Liverpool can find players, it might take two players to do what he has done.

“It’s going to be extremely difficult and it’s going to cost a lot of money. They’re going to have to do it in a slightly different way to what they have before.”

Written by @Chukkymufc


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