Parker accepts his role isn't the most glamourous.
â€œNo, itâ€™s not glamourous but it is important," he said.
â€œIt lets Steven Gerrard play and dictate things and thatâ€™s what itâ€™s about. How you win games is immaterial. Yes, some people donâ€™t like it â€” I can see you donâ€™t â€” but, hey, thatâ€™s the way it goes.
â€œWhen the end result is being through to the next round, youâ€™re not fussed how you do it."