Who's The Boss?
So Gerrard says he's had a discussion with Benitez and will play in the centre more frequently. Now Benitez has come out and said hang on guys, I'm the boss-I had the discussion with Gerrard, not the other way around.
Do we care? Should we care? For one thing, as long as Gerrard plays where he can contribute best, I don't care if Mahathir himself made the decision. On the flip-side, barring a Gerrard misquote, does it say something about possible tensions simmering away below the surface? Does Benitez truly have Gerrard's full 100% confidence? Gerrard is an arrogant git. His statement after his backflip about moving to Chelsea, that the club and fans almost lost their best player had me in stitches. Most influential and loved, granted, but Alonso is IMO, a better player. Also Garcia and dare I say it, Kewell, could do things with the ball with their legs tied that Gerrard could never do. It goes to show the enormous amount of self-delusion required to compete at the highest level (including Benitez's seemingly self-delusion...), but also goes to show how Gerrard can miscontrue a discussion initiated by Benitez and think it was his idea and decision.
Maybe it was...