Carragher: Issue Gerrard is facing he's not had for 17 or 18 years

Steven Gerrard In 2014

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher has suggested old teammate Steven Gerrard is facing a challenge he's not had for the last 17 or 18 years.

Liverpool legend Jamie Carragher suggested on Sky Sports that Steven Gerrard is facing a problem he’s not had in 17 or 18 years at the club.

Carragher has branded Gerrard’s red card in the game against Manchester United as a decision which was born out of the frustration of the player.

“It was just frustration – He’s always been used to coming back after being out of the side and going straight back into the team,” said Carragher.

“Recently that’s not happened, which is something he’s not had for the last 17 or 18 years.”

The resulting suspension, which will not follow Gerrard’s red card will keep him out of key matches over the rest of the campaign.

He held his hands up after the match and said the referee had made the right decision, but it’s not the way he would have liked his final couple of months at the club to pan out.

Gerrard announced earlier in the season that he wouldn’t be staying on at the club beyond this season, as he prepares to head off to the MLS.

His legacy as a Liverpool player certainly shouldn’t be considered to be any doubt because of his red card yesterday.

He should have known better as the emotion and passion of the occasion overwhelmed him, but it’s a decision that the Reds now have to get used to and one they have to adjust to as they look to try and break the top four over their last eight games.

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