Steven Gerrard is proving his doubters wrong - originally posted on Soccerlens.comOnly one midfielder or striker has played every minute of Premier League league football this season: Steven Gerrard.
The Liverpool and England skipper, one of the finest English players of all time, was written off by many last season as a has-been who was on his final legs.
How wrong they were.
Despite approaching his 33rd birthday, Gerrard remains as important for club and country as ever.
At Anfield, he may not quite have the unstoppable dynamism and memorable performances of his absolute prime in 2009 – with Luis Suarez now the headline-writer – but that has been replaced with a maturity and aura in the middle park that many of his detractors claimed he didn’t possess.
His supposed love for ‘Hollywood’ balls is exaggerated, and while he does love to attempt ambitious passes he is equally adept at keeping it simple when it’s called for.
At international level he has been England’s best player sin...