This is not going to be a long article. My intent is to raise a debate within our community to know what your feelings are with regards to the following consideration.
Given that Jay Spearing and Lucas Leiva have ‘performed’ beyond expectations in tandem in the past games to the extent that both have been rewarded with new contracts, do you feel a player like Steven Gerrard should ‘earn back’ his first team birth or should he be back in the team automatically once he is fit?
The supplementary question is: if you would opt to have Gerrard back unconditionally with the current squad, which player would you leave out?
Have your say!