London – Shown by Steven Gerrard from the start, Liverpool winning percentage actually bad. Does the captain was no longer a talisman for Liverpool?
Gerrard appeared as a starter in the game against Aston Villa in the FA Cup semi-final on Sunday (19/4). However, Liverpool lost 1-2 in the game and had to forget the dream to the final.
Gerrard alone can not provide a degree as a parting gift before moving to Los Angeles Galaxy. Beyond that, the romance is lost already won the FA Cup on his birthday –final FA Cup held on the anniversary of Gerrard on 30 May
This season, Gerrard has played 36 times in all competitions with 31 of them playing as a starter. However, the Reds winning percentage fairly minimal when he played from the beginning.
In a note Opta, Liverpool only won 12 of 31 matches (39%) when Gerrard be a starter this season, compared with 13 of 21 in which he did not become a starter (62%).
In fact, Gerrard still be one of the contributors to the most goals for Liverpool in the Premier League. Number 6 goals that he created just lost to Raheem Sterling, who scored 7 goals.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, said that his team played without power in the game against Villa. Moreover, he felt the movement of the players without the ball too bad.
“Obviously, you deserve praise Aston Villa. But, for me, I will always judge my team first.”
“I feel, the movement of the players and the sharpness of the team disappeared completely today,” Rodgers told the club’s official website.