Sunday’s biggest stories for the Reds…
Can praises the lasting influence of Gerrard
Emre Can has insisted that Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard still has plenty to offer at the club, despite being groomed as the Kop star’s long-term successor – reports the Daily Mirror.
The 20-year-old, who moved to Anfield for £9.75m in the summer, refuses to accept Gerrard is a spent force ahead of this afternoon’s trip to Crystal Palace.
“Steven Gerrard doesn’t play because his name is Steven Gerrard,” said the German Under-21 midfielder. “He plays because of what he brings in terms of performances. If that wasn’t the case, he wouldn’t play. He is as good as he was and I have learned a lot from him.”