Aston Villa 1-2 Liverpool

Gerrard rolls back years to inspire Reds

March 31, 2013
By Richard Jolly, Villa Park
Steven Gerrard's days as a box-to-box midfielder were supposed to be over. As the years pass, many a dynamic presence has to restrict himself to ever smaller areas of the pitch. As his 33rd birthday nears, along with the retirement of his brother in arms, Jamie Carragher, the Liverpool captain starts to look an anomaly in a team whose focus is firmly on the future.

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