Just a re-blogging….a reminder that when The Guardian actually try to get someone to write about football properly, good things happen. An excellent analysis of the career to date of Steven Gerrard, and one which echoes everything that I have said for so long. A brilliant player who has been the heart and soul of his team for well over a decade, but only now the legs have started to go has he learnt how to be the brain.

Steven Gerrard and the ‘top, top’ chop | Ken Early | Football | theguardian.com.