Captain not so fantastic… Twitter happy with Liverpool Gerrard snub

Last season Steven Gerrard ran the show for Liverpool as they battered Manchester United in the Premier League run-in, scoring twice from the spot for Brendan Rodgers’ side. However, just about a year on, ‘Captain Fantastic’ is confined to the bench for the biggest fixture of the Reds’ campaign, with Joe Allen and Jordan Henderson picked to run the show in the middle for the Merseysiders.

Gerrard himself is just returning from a lengthy injury lay-off, but a player of his magnitude and importance to Liverpool may well have expected to get the nod from Rodgers, but there seems to be little room for sentiment for the Northern Irishman. The ‘No 8’ has not been the all-conquering force he once was this season and is set to leave this summer for semi-retirement in Los Angeles with the Galaxy, and it seems unlikely that he’ll be kissing the camera after a goal today. So, how did Liverpool fans take the news… pretty well!