With Liverpool fans calling for the club to re-sign legendary captain Steven Gerrard so that he can win the Premier League trophy, the club’s CEO Peter Moore has addressed fan demands by rejecting the wild idea.
The Reds legend spent 17 seasons at Anfield, helping them lift a Champions League, a UEFA Cup, two FA Cups, and three League Cups but he never won a league title.
However, with Liverpool currently, 22 points clear at the top of the table this season, some fans have jokingly asked the club to bring Gerrard back for the remainder of the campaign just so he can win the title.
Reacting to this, club chief Moore has quickly rejected the very idea and has even explained as to why it is not possible.
“Let me explain what would have to happen,” Moore told Soccer Laduma.
“So the question is, ‘can we bring Steven Gerrard back to get a Premier League medal?’ and the question I ask you is: which player do you want to cut from the squad to make that happen?
“If you haven’t noticed, he’s the employee of a different football club at the same time as well.
“Look, we all love Stevie G and we’re all very proud of him for his managerial career, but I keep seeing this ‘bring him in on a five-day contract so he can win a medal’ [but] it just doesn’t happen that way.
“Chemistry in a dressing room is important. Can you imagine that? That you have to cut a player, to say ‘you’re not going to get a medal’?
“It’s not like they’re handing these things out to everybody, you’ve got a squad, right? And thirdly, you can’t add a player to a squad once it’s locked. Other than that, it’s really possible.”
Moore also spoke about the importance of manager Jurgen Klopp, saying: “I think what you see what Jurgen Klopp on the television – a lot of managers, what they are like in front of the cameras or when they’re being interviewed, they’re different than in real life.
“Well, that’s not the case with Jurgen Klopp. The situation with Jurgen is that you’ve got a German manager that has all the Germanic tendencies of detail, of focus, of looking at the opposition in an incredibly analytical way.”