Can insists that, even at 34, Gerrard still offers much more than a glimpse of past glories.
"He plays because of what he brings in terms of performances. If that wasn't the case, he wouldn't play. He is as good as he was and I have learned a lot from him.
"Steven is the greatest captain Liverpool have ever had and I feel comfortable on the pitch because I always know he is behind me.
"If I make a mistake, he is always there helping me out. He is like a big brother."
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