Gerrard names the Spurs player he would like at Liverpool

Date published: Thursday 15th February 2018 10:58

Liverpool need a holding midfielder in the mould of Victor Wanyama, according to Steven Gerrard.

Liverpool thrashed Porto 5-0 in the Champions League last-16 on Wednesday to put one foot and four toes into the quarter-finals of the competition.

A midfield trio of Jordan Henderson, James Milner and Georginio Wijnaldum fared well in Portugal, but Gerrard feels that they are missing “a monster of a central midfielder”.

The Liverpool legend reckons Wanyama, who scored a thunderous goal against the Reds in a 2-2 draw earlier this month, would be a natural fit.

“I think Liverpool would benefit from a monster of a central midfielder, a holder,” Gerrard said on BT Sport.

“A Wanyama-type player who does sit in and is disciplined, and he would give more protection to the back four.

“Well you’ll have to wait and see what happens because Emre Can’s leaving, obviously Keita’s coming in.

“But Keita is a No 8, Keita is a dribbler, and a runner.

“But the way he (Klopp) plays he plays 4-3-3 more often than not. So you can accommodate a Henderson and a Keita.”

By the sounds of it, Stevie would have been excited about Wilfred Ndidi too.

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