Featured Matches
Previous
Germany
Argentina
ESPNDeportes Sep 3, 2014 6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Czech Republic
United States
Sep 3, 2014 6:15 PM GMT
Game Details
England
Norway
Sep 3, 2014 7:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Philadelphia Union
Toronto FC
Sep 3, 2014 11:00 PM GMT
Game Details
New England Revolution
Sporting Kansas City
Sep 3, 2014 11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Chivas USA
Seattle Sounders FC
Sep 3, 2014 2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Crewe Alexandra
Rochdale
0
2
LIVE 79'
Game Details
Oldham Athletic
Bradford City
0
0
LIVE 77'
Game Details
Accrington Stanley
Carlisle United
1
2
LIVE 64'
Game Details
Barnsley
York City
0
0
LIVE 61'
Game Details
Fleetwood Town
Morecambe
1
2
LIVE 63'
Game Details
Notts County
Mansfield Town
1
0
LIVE 65'
Game Details
Preston North End
Shrewsbury Town
1
0
LIVE 60'
Game Details
Scunthorpe United
Chesterfield
2
0
LIVE 60'
Game Details
AFC Wimbledon
Southend United
1
2
LIVE 51'
Game Details
Cheltenham Town
Oxford United
1
0
LIVE 63'
Game Details
Crawley Town
Cambridge United
1
0
LIVE 63'
Game Details
Peterborough United
Leyton Orient
1
3
LIVE 62'
Game Details
Stevenage
Gillingham
0
1
LIVE 61'
Game Details
Wycombe Wanderers
Coventry City
0
0
LIVE 63'
Game Details
Yeovil Town
Portsmouth
0
1
LIVE 58'
Game Details
Ballymena
Institute
0
1
LIVE HT
Game Details
Cliftonville
Linfield
0
0
LIVE HT
Game Details
Coleraine
Crusaders
0
2
LIVE HT
Game Details
Dungannon Swifts
Warrenpoint Town
0
0
LIVE HT
Game Details
Glenavon
Ballinamallard Utd
0
0
LIVE HT
Game Details
Glentoran
Portadown
1
1
LIVE HT
Game Details
Sp. Belgrano
Huracán
7:10 PM GMT
Game Details
Atlético Tucumán
Temperley
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
ABC
CR Vasco da Gama
10:30 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
Goianiense
Boa MG
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Paraná Clube
Sampaio Correa-MA
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Portuguesa de Desportos
Joinville
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Next
 Posted by Mike Whalley
Oct 24, 2013

Steven Gerrard: Scoring days not done

Liverpool captain Steve Gerrard believes he can still offer an attacking threat despite altering his style of play.

Steven Gerrard century celeb Newcastle v Liverpool
Steven Gerrard century celeb Newcastle v Liverpool

• Usher: A Lawler unto himself

The 33-year-old has adopted a more defensive midfield role in the 16 months since Brendan Rodgers took charge at Anfield.

Gerrard acknowledges that, as he gets older, he is having to ration the forward surges from midfield that have made his name.

But he still has the ability to burst into opposition territory, as he proved with his charge through the middle to score the goal that secured World Cup qualification for England as they beat Poland 2-0 at Wembley on Oct. 15.

And the midfielder -- who signed a new contract in July to keep him at Anfield until 2015 -- believes he is being helped at club level by Rodgers’ recent decision to switch from a 4-2-3-1 formation to a 3-4-1-2 set-up.

Gerrard feels he has been given extra protection when he does surge forward by the manager’s move from two to three centre-backs.

The England captain told Liverpool’s official website: "I can get forward slightly more in this formation knowing that I have got three defenders behind me," Gerrard said.

"In general, whether the system changed or not, I have spoken to Brendan and he wants me to pick and choose my runs.

"Everybody understands that I’m not 21 anymore where I can burst into the box at every opportunity. With experience, I hope I can pick the right times for those bursts.

"I’m not going to become an out-and-out holding midfielder just yet.

"With the goal against Poland, I saw the opportunity late on and still had the energy to burst into the box and managed to get a toe on to it and settle everybody’s nerves.

"Hopefully I have a few more of those in the locker before I become an out-and-out holding midfielder.

"Slowly with time I will adapt my game and maybe become a controlling midfielder.

"Certainly, for the remainder of this season I am still going to try and pick my runs to get forward into the box.

"I’ll honestly and openly admit I’m not 21 anymore and I haven’t got those energy levels where I can go forward every single time."

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.