Liverpool fans debate Gerrard dilemma on Twitter

Steven Gerrard

Some Liverpool supporters clearly feel that the team performs better without Steven Gerrard.

It's a dilemma. Should Liverpool call time on Steven Gerrard ? 

The veteran midfielder has been a talismanic presence in the Reds starting line-up for the past decade, but there are some Liverpool fans who think his days in the first team are numbered. And they point to Monday night's emphatic 4-1 Anfield win over Swansea, where Gerrard was an unused substitute, to back up their thoughts.

Gerrard's ageing legs, of course, mean that he is no longer able to drive the team forward as he once did so well, and his sluggish performances in the centre of the pitch this season have led many to call for him to be dropped.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has shown great faith in the 34-year-old during his time at Anfield, but after last night's big win, it looks difficult for the England international to break back into the Liverpool starting line-up. 

With Jordan Henderson and Lucas stationed in the Liverpool central-midfield, Liverpool's current style of play demands a high-tempo, and Gerrard has struggled to fit into an exuberant and energetic team. 

He remains idolized by many fans, but Liverpool's performance last night was confirmation that the side are stronger without him in the team, and some Reds supporters are hoping to see him left out more regularly. 

Liverpool's next game comes against Leicester City on New Year's Day and the general consensus amongst fans posting on Twitter was that Rodgers should name an unchanged line-up. 

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