Hodgson happy with England role for Liverpool ace Gerrard

England coach Roy Hodgson is happy with Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard in his box-to-box role. Hodgson admits he doesn't see Gerrard as an attacking midfielder.

England coach Roy Hodgson is happy with Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard in his box-to-box role.

Hodgson admits he doesn't see Gerrard as an attacking midfielder.

“I have always to some extent questioned Steve as an out-and-out attacking midfield player who plays like Roberto Baggio or Gianfranco Zola,” Hodgson said. “I’ve always questioned that a little as Steve has such energy, he really is a box-to-box player and if you take him away from the build-up from the back then sometimes you are not getting the best out of him. I thought that when I was with Liverpool – I’d made that decision already then.”

 
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