Liverpool’s medical science team has confidence that captain Steven Gerrard can emulate his playing time achievements of 2012-13 and remain at the highest level for a number of seasons to come.
The skipper has completed every minute of the Reds’ Barclays Premier League campaign, registering eight goals and nine assists from the 30 appearances and 2,700 minutes he has clocked up.
Such impressive numbers have encouraged the 32-year-old that he can repeat those performances into his mid-30s, according to Glen Driscoll, the club’s head of performance.
“We had confidence that, if managed correctly, Steven would be able to achieve everything he has achieved this year,” Driscoll explained to Liverpoolfc.com. ”Four or five years ago, people were saying it was very unlikely that Steven — with his injury history — would ever achieve this, let alone reach the milestones he has hit this year in terms of playing time at the age of 32.
“It’s a credit to Steven himself; his professionalism is se...