Which players should be looking at to replace Steven Gerrard in defensive midfield if he leaves at the end of the season?
Steven Gerrard is a genuine Liverpool legend, but his time at the club may be coming to an end. His contract runs out at the end of the year, and Liverpool have yet to offer him a new deal. It may be best for both parties if he moves on, with his performances apparently starting to decline as he ages.
Gerrard has been playing (pretty poorly) as a defensive midfielder for Liverpool, and here are some of the replacements they could invest in to replace him in the side.
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Giannelli Imbula – Marseille
Imbula is a powerful 22-year-old defensive midfielder, who has excelled in the all-action system that Marcelo Bielsa has introduced at Marseille. While he is still quite technically raw, the Frenchman already has the physical and mental attributes necessary to succeed at Liverpool.