Liverpool lost ground in the English Premier League table after a draw against Aston Villa. Their lineup took a hit as well with news that midfielder Lucas Leiva is expected to miss the next two months after suffering an injury to a knee ligament. The injury occurred just 20 minutes after coming onto the pitch in the second half.
That means Steven Gerrard could be expected to play more defensive midfield going forward.
“It’s something Steven and I have spoken about for a while,” Liverpool boss BrendanRodgers said after the 5-3 victory over Stoke City, via Sky Sports.
“I thought he did very well in that role at Stoke. The mix of his game was excellent.
“It’s a special type of player who can play that position. Lucas Leiva has played there outstandingly well for us, Joe Allen has played it well and I think Steven Gerrard can play it because of his personality.”