Steven Gerrard jokes about the one position he cannot play

Steven Gerrard playing for England v France - Euro 2012

The Liverpool midfielder has been talking about both international and domestic matters.

He may not say it out loud, but there is a very real chance that Steven Gerrard could end this campaign holding the Premier League trophy aloft.

The Liverpool captain and his teammates are enjoying a fantastic season that currently sees them second in the table, seven points behind leaders Chelsea but with a game in hand.

But whatever the rest of this season holds for the Reds’ skipper, he will then turn his attention to the World Cup this summer, where he will be hoping he and the rest of the Anfield contingent can continue their fine form for the Three Lions.

Gerrard has been speaking to the FA’s official website about all things England, and a few things Liverpool, too.

In a substantial and informative interview, the 33-year-old spoke about the preparations for Brazil 2014, his thoughts on England’s group-stage opponents and the prospect of facing Luis Suarez.

We both know that when the whistle goes against Uruguay the friendship goes out the window for 90 minutes and we both fight for our countries,” Gerrard said.

Although the midfielder did go on to praise the prolific striker, saying that he believes Suarez is one of the top five players in the world.

Gerrard also spoke about his changing role in the Liverpool side, with Brendan Rodgers using him in a deeper position.

When asked if there was anywhere on the pitch he could not play, Gerrard said, “In goal! I’m a terrible goalkeeper.

“The experience as a younger player at right-back, playing in defence from time to time, playing as a holding midfielder for club and country has helped me to adapt into this role quicker than people probably thought I would do.”

Gerrard may have started playing a more deep-lying role, but it has not stopped him finding the net. And it seems with the free-scoring form of the Reds everyone wants to get in on the action.

Five goals and three assists in his last eight league matches suggest there is plenty still to come from Gerrard. Just don’t ask him to pull on the gloves! That will be an experiment too far.

image: © Станислав Ведмидь

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