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Gerrard could lead Liverpool for years to come

ESPN staff
March 28, 2013
Steven Gerrard has played every minute of Liverpool's Premier League campaign this season © PA Photos

Steven Gerrard can continue leading Liverpool into his mid-30s, according to the club's medical experts.

Gerrard, 32, has played every minute of their Premier League campaign so far, scoring eight goals in the process. And Glen Driscoll, Liverpool's head of performance, says all the signs are that the midfielder can carry on at the top level for a few years yet.

He feels Gerrard and his team-mates are benefiting from a new training and recovery programme and paid credit to the England captain for his attitude.

"We had confidence that, if managed correctly, Steven would be able to achieve everything he has achieved this year," Driscoll told Liverpool's official website.

"Four or five years ago, people were saying it was very unlikely that Steven - with his injury history - would ever achieve this, let alone reach the milestones he has hit this year in terms of playing time at the age of 32.

"It's a credit to Steven himself; his professionalism is second to none. Steven has confidence now that he can play at the highest level into his mid-30s. That's fantastic news for Liverpool."

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