Liverpool hero Bruce Grobbelar is fearful over the future at Anfield after Steven Gerrard leaves the club at the end of the season, as reported by the Daily Express.
Gerrard was integral to the Anfield club’s display on Monday as they triumphed against AFC Wimbledon in the FA Cup third round.
The former England international captain scored the opening goal of the game, latching onto a cross to head the ball home and put the Reds ahead.
Wimbledon equalised before the half time break, and it was left to Gerrard to score the winning goal and send the travelling Liverpool faithful into raptures.
In typical style, he lined up a free kick on the edge of the area before curling it into the top corner of the net.
Grobbelar, who performed heroics while in net for Liverpool in the past, believes that his display shows what Liverpool will be missing when Gerrard leaves to join Major League Soccer.
He told talkSPORT: “I, and many of the other former players, are surprised that the Fenway Sports Group [Liverpool’s owners], and the management structure, don’t want Steven Gerrard to stay until the end of his career.
“I would give him games week in and week out. He’s still a leader and we still need him. Liverpool still rely on him a lot, he delivers, as he did against Wimbledon.
“He was the only one who came up to scratch and got the two goals.
“What are they going to rely on next season? Who is going to be leading this club? If you don’t have a person like Gerrard, then the club might be in disarray.”