Paul Scholes believes that Gerrard missed out on the opportunity to move during his career.
The majority of the coverage of Steven Gerrard’s decision to leave Liverpool at the end of the season has centred around eulogies for the former England midfielder – but Paul Scholes, formerly Gerrard’s rival at Manchester United, has indicated that he believes Gerrard should’ve signed for Chelsea when he had the chance, according to the Express.
Gerrard infamously made a last second u-turn when he looked set to join Chelsea during the club’s initial heyday under Jose Mourinho last century, but he opted to stay at Anfield after an angry reaction from supporters and would go on to rebuild his reputation with the club, although he would never lifted the Premier League title.
Scholes believes that, once Gerrard had lifted the Champions League trophy with Liverpool on that famous night in Istanbul in 2005, he should’ve made the move to Chelsea in an attempt to secure his first Premier League medal:
“It’s difficult for me, as a United fan, to say it’s a pity that Gerrard has never won the league.”
“If there was a time to leave Liverpool and join another club, he should have gone to Chelsea when they tried to sign him for the second time after he won the Champions League in 2005.”
“It always looked like Chelsea would win the league more than once.”
Gerrard, however, opted to stay at Anfield throughout his career, and the former England dynamo is yet to turn out for another club side during his entire time as a footballer – although that is set to change when he moves to Major League Soccer at the end of the season.