Has he lost a step? Yes. Does he fit into the new 5-2-3 system at Anfield? No. Will he be missed? You fuckin’ better believe it. The lad from Merseyside who signed with his boyhood club at age 9 will be exiting just before his 35th birthday. Even though the writing was on the wall after the first few months of this season, it’s still a tough pill to swallow for most LFC fans. He has been operating as a shell of his former self and in my opinion, he hasn’t been able to shake the ghosts from meltdown at the end of the 2013-2014 campaign and the debacle that was the England national team at the 2014 World Cup. Liverpools failure to advance in the Champions League didn’t do him any favors either.
After 17 years, it looks as though he has quite simply run out of gas. Liverpool seem to be gelling and playing better during his spells on the bench and are moving towards a much more fast paced and free flowing style that he cannot keep up with. According to the rumour mill, he is expected to sign a deal with
retirement MLS club LA Galaxy which would be a great fit for the aging star.
Please sit back and relax/cry over some of this classic Stevie G goal porn that I dug up on youtube.