Liverpool legend Alan Hansen has hailed the impact of Steven Gerrard in his deeper role this season.

Hansen says the midfielder reminds him of one of one of Liverpool's all-time greats now he has switched to a new holding role.

"When he played further forward he used to rush from A to B to C and then back to A again," Hansen wrote in the Telegraph.

"But now he has taken a more disciplined role, sitting in the hole in a similar position to the one where Graeme Souness played so well.

"[The Chelsea match] has the look of a title decider about it but with Gerrard in this sort of form, Liverpool could take a massive step towards ending their 24-year wait."

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