Eriksson tells Gerrard to consider future
Sven-Goran Eriksson has told Steven Gerrard he must leave Liverpool if he wants to win the Premier League.
Gerrard, who was a key player for Eriksson during his time in charge of the English national side, has spent his entire club career at Anfield.
The midfielder has enjoyed success in cup competitions, most memorably captaining Liverpool to the Champions League title in 2005, but he has never won the Premier League, with the club's last championship coming in 1990.
Gerrard, 32, committed his long-term future to Liverpool by signing a contract extension in January but Eriksson, who left his post as England manager in 2006 and was most recently in charge at Leicester, told The Sun: "I don't begrudge a good guy like Steven winning the Premier League, but maybe he needs to change clubs if he wants to win that title.
"Steven Gerrard is Mr Liverpool and he has won the Champions League, FA Cup, Super Cup and League Cup with them. The question is whether he will ever win a Premier League title. As things look now, absolutely not.
"A lot of things have to change at Liverpool for that to happen. The owners have to pump in more money and buy the right players. Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing have been expensive signings but have not been a success.
"When I look at their team I see just three world-class players - Gerrard, Pepe Reina and Luis Suarez."