Redknapp reveals Gerrard wish

Published Add your comment

Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp has revealed his regret about not playing more with Steven Gerrard.

The Sky Sports pundit was unfortunate to suffer injuries during the later stages of his career at Anfield, although the problems led to Gerrard earning his first chances in the senior side with Liverpool.

After spending over a decade with the Reds, Redknapp spent time with Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton before retiring. However, the former England international enjoyed meeting some of the old pros at The Steven Gerrard Foundation Trophy, a charity golfing event in Spain.

"It was good to be with some of the old players. It makes you want to be back playing. There are times when I wish I could still play with Steven," Redknapp told the official Liverpool website.

"I wish I could have played with him more. Looking at the way he plays, it would have been a joy. He's one of those players who you give it to and they get on with it. He will go down as one of the greats - there are no two ways about it."


Reflecting on Gerrard the man, Redknapp continued: "He's one of those guys who you meet along the way in football who's a top man and a top player. When you're in a privileged position it's nice to give something back - but a lot don't.

"For him to take that opportunity - he deserves a lot of respect for that. He's just a thoroughly good fella, it's as simple as that. He enjoys the fact he's doing something like this and he's had a great turnout."

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:

Premier League
Steven Gerrard

Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again