Stat: Liverpool are twice as good without Steven Gerrard in the team

Steven Gerrard

The Anfield outfit have taken an average of 2.8 points per game without their skipper in the starting XI compared to 1.4 with him in it.

Liverpool fans are still coming to terms with the fact that Steven Gerrard will not be with the club next season, as he leaves Anfield to pursue a new challenge in MLS.

The iconic midfielder is a legend at the Merseyside club and will go down among the greatest players to have worn the red of Liverpool.

However, despite his quality over the years, signs are there that Gerrard’s powers are waning and that Brendan Rodgers’ men are ready to move on without the experienced midfielder in their side.

With Jordan Henderson starting to come into his own as Reds skipper and putting in some spectacular performances, the Reds may well not miss Gerrard as much next season as you might expect.

As can be seen above, Liverpool have been better this season without the experienced maestro in their starting XI than they have been when he has played.

An average of 2.8 points per game when the English star has not been selected is an impressive record, especially when considering that the tally is halved to 1.4 per game when he does play.

Although the Anfield faithful will be sad to see Gerrard go after being such a loyal servant to the club, it may well be for the best of the team next season.

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