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Liverpool legends praise Steven Gerrard... so good he could play in goal

Kenny Dalglish and Jamie Carragher think Steven Gerrard is so good he could play in goal if he had to!

The 33-year-old is preparing to lead Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday, where a win against Manchester United could give the Reds a huge confidence boost as they chase league-leaders Chelsea.

Gerrard will also lead England at the World Cup in Brazil this summer - and Liverpool legends Carragher & Dalglish have heaped praise on the skipper.

Former Reds boss Dalglish says the midfielder is so good he could play in goal, while ex-defender Carragher, who was Gerrard's team-mate only last season, agrees that there are few with more versatility than Gerrard.

"A lot of people at Liverpool deserve credit for what has happened this season and none more than Steven Gerrard," Dalglish wrote in his column in the Daily Mirror.

"The way he has adapted to his new role in front of the back four has been very impressive.

"But then Steven would adapt quickly to playing in goal if he had to.

"This is a player who ended up playing right wing-back in Istanbul and inspired Liverpool’s comeback."

Carragher, meanwhile, argues that the Premier League title would be the perfect feather in the 33-year-old's cap after all the loyalty he has shown to the Anfield club.

"We hear about how they have been well-schooled but what about Stevie? He has thrived as a No 10, a deep-lying central midfielder, on the right flank or at right back," Carragher wrote in his column in the Daily Mail.

"He could even play as a central defender and don’t forget Fabio Capello used him on the left for England.

"Followers of Chelsea and Manchester City will disagree — so, too, will Manchester United fans and Evertonians — but there would be no more romantic end to this season than seeing Stevie lift the Premier League trophy at Anfield on May 11.

"For his quality and loyalty, it would cap a glorious career."

Luckily for Gerrard, Simon Mignolet will have Liverpool covered in between the sticks. But his ability to cover so much ground will still be as important as ever on Sunday.

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