Originally Posted by Pothas
Very strange one that. Hard to tell if we should be questioning him or Liverpool.
He didn't settle in and circumstances played against him.
In "Being Liverpool" Rodgers said the initial plan was to put Gerrard as one of the attacking 3 players and with Nuri to be with Lucas and Allen in the midfield. When Lucas got injured that kind of got put out of the window.
Besides a few games he couldn't handle the pace nor the physicality of the premier league. I don't know if it is because he simply isn't the same player as he was pre-injury or that he just hadn't had enough time to adapt. Regardless, Liverpool only had a year loan and it was unlikely he'd click this year, if he ever was to.
Aside from that, Gerrard is bossing it now in the middle with Lucas and guys like Henderson and Shelvey have stepped up more for the attacking point in the 3-midfield. Nuri might rebuild his career but he wasn't as advertised for us.