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Gerrard: I felt Liberated Against Greece
The Independent , August 19th, 2006 8:47AM

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Steve Gerrard says he felt "liberated" playing for England on the right side of midfield during the 4-0 win against Greece a few nights ago, causing him to rediscover an enthusiasm for playing for his country that had been lost under Sven Goran Eriksson. The Independent wonders whether that casts a longer shadow over David Beckham's prospects of playing for England again. Beckam has been dropped by new boss Steve McClaren, who seems intent on pairing Frank Lampard with Owen Hargreaves in the middle, pushing Gerrard to the right side, which has been occupied by Beckham for seven years. Gerrard says he enjoyed his run on the right, and credited Owen Hargreaves in the center for restoring the balance to England's midfield. If the team can maintain the level of performance showed against the Greeks, The Independent says there will be no way back for Beckham. "I know what people are going to say about me playing on the right, but I'm Steven Gerrard, not David Beckham," said Gerrard. "I am a lot different from him, but it does feel natural for me out there because I have played there so much for Liverpool. It's not alien to me, I know the movements and it is just great to be able to get forward. That was the first time in a long time I have really enjoyed myself out there," he added. Read the original story...


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