Liverpool might be in disarray without Steven Gerrard at the club next season, according to legendary goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar.
Last week, Gerrard made the surprise announcement that he would leave Anfield when his contract runs out, despite many believing he still has much to offer in English football.
Grobbelaar, who made 440 appearances for the Reds, is one of those believers and he spoke to talkSPORT after the Liverpool skipper put in a typical match-winning performance in last night's 2-1 victory over AFC Wimbledon.
He said: “I, and many of the other former players, are surprised that the Fenway Sports Group, and the management structure, don’t want Steven Gerrard to stay until the end of his career.
“I would give him games week in and week out. He’s still a leader and we still need him. Liverpool still rely on him a lot, he delivers, as he did against Wimbledon.
“He was the only one who came up to scratch and got the two goals.
“What are they going to rely on next season? Who is going to be leading this club? If you don’t have a person like Gerrard, then the club might be in disarray.”
These won't be words that the Liverpool faithful will be too happy to hear, particularly with the club struggling domestically this campaign with Gerrard in and around the first team.
Although, it is important to remember that there was a successful Liverpool before Gerrard came onto the scene and there can be a successful one after he leaves.