Late last summer Steven Gerrard made a very interesting quote that we covered at the time.
The manager said the following:
He showed, stunningly, a concession he’d over-used Goldson, and that while he could handle a bigger load than others can, he intended to chop and change a bit more.
As time has gone on though, whether or not the manager meant this comment at the time, it’s clearly turned out to be a red herring.
Not only a red herring in fact, but the big stopper has ended up playing every single match for his team this campaign which is even more than last season where he was at least rested twice!
We are certainly curious about this. Goldson has had an excellent season of course, and you don’t drop your best players, but Gerrard was keen to cycle and reduce the load, but it turns out with Goldson that just hasn’t happened.
As we’ve demonstrated, in fact the manager went the opposite way and increased the load on the former Brighton man.
It’s intriguing, but it certainly worked, given just how impressive he’s been this term.