Barkley will be one of England’s most important players in the future

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Do Everton provide the heir to Steven Gerrard’s throne?

Date: 12th December 2013 at 6:41pm
Written by Thomas Hallett

The least desirable kind of pressure is the comparisons to other players, especially those who hold a strong position in the game. Ross Barkley may be a pivotal figure for England in the near future, but the last thing he needs is to be compared to Steven Gerrard, or even Paul Gascoigne. The temptation is there. We like running with the idea that we’ve unearthed a new prodigy. How many times do those early hopes actually go on to be fulfilled? Barkley is in his first full season in the Premier League, regularly part of the starting XI at Everton. It’s far too soon for him to be thinking ... Read More

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