Gerrard speaks before the Middlesbrough vs. Liverpool
Well, now captain Steven Gerrard has revealed he is set to finally be handed a central midfield role.
Gerrard said ahead of the game at Middlesbrough: "I spoke with Benitez and he said I would get a lot more time in the middle now Sissoko is out."
We must remember that Gerrard figured in the centre in England's 1-1 draw against Holland in Amsterdam.
He then took the opportunity to stress his preference for the centre rather than on the right flank, a move by coach Benitez that has been a source of debate as Liverpool have struggled in the Premier League.
Gerrard stated: "I always enjoy it there in the middle. That's where I feel I can get the best out of myself.
"The formation worked and the positive thing is we know we can use another formation now with 4-3-3 as well as 4-4-2.
"In fact, we just need to build on this performance for the next qualifier."