Steven Gerrard could humiliate Liverpool by doing a Lampard

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Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard could finally get his hands on the Premier League title in 2016...wearing the blue of Manchester City. 

That's right, Gerrard could 'do a Lampard' and join Manuel Pellegrini's side in the near future. After all, Brendan Rodgers and Co. at Anfield still haven't offered their skipper a new deal, whilst the Citizens boss has revealed that he would be interested in bringing Gerrard to the Etihad.

There's no doubt about it, if Gerrard ends up in a City shirt next season, it would prove far more controversial than Frank Lampard's switch to Eastlands. And just imagine if Gerrard really did play his part in inspiring the Sky Blues to the Premier League title next season... 

Don't let it happen

Brendan Rodgers would look a fool; he just can't let it happen. The Reds boss recently revealed that sentiment would play no part in any potential contract offer to keep the club legend at Anfield.

"It's certainly not sentimental. As a manager, you can't afford to do that." Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo.

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Rightly so: Rodgers can't keep players that aren't good enough. But, at 34-years-old, Gerrard is still good enough, and the Reds boss needs Gerrard to improve his next crop of players on Merseyside. 

Of course, there will come a time when Liverpool, Rodgers and Gerrard will have to move on, but that shouldn't happen just yet - not while the skipper has more to give. 

The Lampard dilemma 

If Gerrard did complete a move to the Etihad, however, then it would no doubt be compared to Frank Lampard's switch to Manchester City. Lampard was - and probably still is - a legend amongst most supporters at Stamford Bridge, whilst Gerrard is regarded as a god by the Kop. 

Lampard won the lot at Chelsea, and left the club when the team was on the way up. Gerrard, on the other hand, could leave Liverpool in limbo, and Rodgers would be to blame.

If he completed a move to the Etihad - and secured a Premier League title - then it would damage Liverpool, and it would arguably destroy Rodgers' reputation at Anfield. It's something that the club can't let happen as it would humiliate and ultimately embarrass them. 

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