Thursday 21 November 2019

Jamie Carragher: Steven Gerrard won't start against Man United

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard is fit but is not guaranteed a place
Liverpool's Steven Gerrard is fit but is not guaranteed a place
Independent.ie Newsdesk

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Jamie Carragher says he doesn't expect sentiment to get in the way of selection and believes former team-mate Steven Gerrard will start from the bench against Manchester United.

The two biggest rivals in English football clash this weekend at Anfield with the Red Devils two points clear of Liverpool in fourth place in the race for Champions League football next season.

Captain Gerrard has failed to force his way into the starting line-up since his return from injury as the Reds have gone on a 13 game unbeaten run, including winning all six games in Gerrard's absence.

 The Liverpool legend departs for the LA Galaxy in the summer and while he appeared as a second half substitute against Swansea last night, Carragher does not expect the 34 year-old to reclaim his midfield spot on Sunday.

"It may be his last game against Manchester United and he would like to be involved, but who do you leave out?" he told viewers on Monday Night Football.

"Henderson, you don't leave out. Allen was maybe one of the best players on the pitch against Man City. I don't think he'll play Steven Gerrard."

"The team is playing well. They've been on a great run since Steven has been out of the team. Unfortunately, he'll know himself, when you go out the team and the team continue on a great run, it's hard to get back in.

"It's unfortunate for him but we've all been there towards the end of our career."

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