Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has dismissed claims amongst football pundits that his age is getting the better of him and his game is slowing down.
The 32-year-old is preparing for another season as Reds captain when the Premier League gets underway on Saturay, set to play under his fifth manager at the club, Brendan Rodgers.
And Gerrard says he’s fully focussed and able to be, as ever, an integral part of Liverpool’s season.
He said, “I think people want me to say I can’t play the same way any more, that I have to go deeper to control the game and play a slower game.
“But believe me, it’s not happening. Not yet. I can still play a dynamic, energy-type game. I am prepared to adapt – I’ll do whatever the manager wants – but I can still play the same way.”
West Brom vs Liverpool kicks off at 3pm on Saturday, 18th August.