Liverpool legend backs skipper to play past 40

Liverpool icon Robbie Fowler believes that’s Steven Gerrard can mirror Manchester United hero Ryan Giggs by playing at the very highest level into his 40s.

The once rampaging attacking midfielder has now been moved into a deeper position under the guidance of Brendan Rodgers, and has been thriving in what has been dubbed by many as the ‘quarterback role’.

There were doubts surrounding the 33-year-old’s ability to tame his forward thinking instincts, but he appears to have done so with his range of passing making him a deadly weapon for the title chasing Reds from just in front of his own backline.

United ace Giggs is a prime example of a player having altered his style to play to an older age, with the Welshman now a central midfielder after making his name as a flying winger.

The Red Devils man is still a first-team player at Old Trafford despite being 40, and Fowler thinks that Gerrard can emulate his adaptation and longevity:

“I think so. I am more than pleased for Steven because a lot of people were saying at the start of season maybe he is not as good as he was, or he is finished.” He said when questioned by talkSPORT about Gerrard’s ability to play to the same age as Giggs.

“For me, he has been immense this year. I know Luis Suarez, Daniel Sturridge and even Raheem Sterling are getting a lot of the plaudits but I don’t think you can take away what Steven has done for the club this year.

“He has always been a fantastic player and he has certainly got a good few years left in him. What a story it will be if he goes on the pick up this Premier League trophy. I think a lot of people will genuinely love to see that.”

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