Premier League: Steven Gerrard relishing new deeper role in Liverpool side
Steven Gerrard is relishing being Liverpool's creative force from his new deeper role in the side.
Last Updated: 04/12/13 10:07am
The Reds skipper has dropped back in midfield this season to help accommodate the attacking trio of Daniel Sturridge, Luis Suarez and Philippe Coutinho.
But Gerrard does not believe playing deeper has lessened his attacking impact on the side, something that was highlighted by the fact he claimed his third goal of the season in the weekend defeat to Hull City.
"If you play around good players, they make good movement and put themselves in good positions," he told the club's website.
"My job, and what the manager wants me to do from my position, is to try to create and be a playmaker in there.
"Maybe I'm playing a little bit deeper this year but I can still get into areas where I can hurt the opposition. That's what I'm trying to do.
"We do work on set-pieces. It's a part of my game that I've tried to work on all my career - to put good deliveries into the box.
"I've been putting the ball in really good, inviting areas and the forward players and defenders have been finishing them off.
"The statistics in football, when it comes down to set-pieces, are huge and can be the difference between winning big football matches and where you finish at the end of the season.
"It's important that we keep scoring from set-pieces, but also that we tighten up and become more aggressive and ruthless when we're defending our own goal."