17 May 2006

Stevie G for England captain

Liverpool fans have long known how good Steven Gerrard is, not just in scoring goals, but in the way he motivates the team and drives the tempo of the game. He has always played well, but particularly in the last 3 seasons, since he was made Liverpool captain. Before he was captain I think he was afraid of shouting at other players, or being the motivator, or demanding the ball, as he wasn't captain - doing these things would have upstaged the captain of the time. Since being captain he knows it's his responsibility and thrives on it, he will drive the team forward.

He doesn't tend to shout at other players like some captains, he just works very hard both with and without the ball. And if he senses it's required, he'll demand the ball and make things happen. The team respond to this by working just as hard and when Gerrard gets the ball they know something will happen and make themselves available. After the FA Cup final, I think most of country can now see what Liverpool fans have been seeing for a while now.

Therefore I think we should make Steven Gerrard the England captain. But not after the World Cup, NOW. I don't think highly of David Beckham, he's great with a dead-ball, but there are better players overall and I do not think he should ever have been made England captain, just the wrong character.

Let's give Stevie G the armband, I'm sure he'll bring back the World Cup.