'He'd still get in that Liverpool team now', said Dean Saunders about Steven Gerrard on BBC's Final Score on Saturday afternoon as Liverpool were deadlocked at 0-0 with Sunderland.
Given Jurgen Klopp's requirement for high energy players, that's a highly debatable claim about the 36-year-old Gerrard.
As this point, Martin Keown piped up to offer his own questionable view on the recently retired midfielder.
He could play anywhere, Gerrard. That's the thing. He'd play centre-half, left-back, right-back. He has that ability. The desire would come back if you put a Liverpool shirt on him again.
You could really hear the disbelief in presenter Jason Mohammad's voice - 'And what? Play him?' - when Saunders then suggested that Liverpool should give Gerrard a contract until the end of the season.
Liverpool started the 2-0 win against Sunderland with a midfield of Jordan Henderson, Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum. Saunders stated that Gerrard, at present, is better than any of those options.
I'd play him. He'd get in that team. He's better than the whole of them midfield players, right now.
Gerrard will, of course, always be regarded as a Liverpool legend. But even a fan who gets up every morning and starts the day by watching the 2005 Champions League final would find it hard to agree with Saunders on this one.
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