Liverpool Midfielder Steven Gerrard ‘Has All The Qualities To Play A Deeper Role,’ Says Juventus Star Andrea Pirlo

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Englishman is now operating in front of the Reds’ back four. 

Juventus holding midfielder Andrea Pirlo says that Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has all the qualities to be able to play as a defensive midfielder for the Merseyside giants, according to reports in the Daily Express.

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The England international has been asked to adopt a far deeper role this season in front of the Reds back four by head coach Brendan Rodgers.

And veteran Italy international Pirlo, who also plays in the same position for club and country, has backed Gerrard to be a success in his new role, saying: “The intelligent players adapt – and Steven Gerrard has the ability to do that.

“He is an excellent passer of the ball, possesses an intelligent football brain, and has great vision. He has all the qualities to play a deeper role.

“Top European clubs are always progressing with what they can do off the field. Training is getting more scientific, and we are constantly getting more educated on nutrition.

“If you look after yourself and are willing to adapt, there is no reason why you can’t play at the top level until your late 30s.

“Gerrard is a top professional, it is very possible he has many top years left for Liverpool and England in a new role.”

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