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Gerrard's age is going against him in terms of continuing to win trophies for years to come, but it isn't showing this season.
The No. 8 was able to cover every blade of grass once more, working hard in the middle of the pitch when Spurs threatened to control the game for long spells and, along with his midfield teammates, closing down the line of three attacking midfielders for Spurs.
With all three capable of shooting from range, this was an important part of Liverpool's defensive play, and they did it well.
Alongside Gerrard in midfield was Lucas Leiva once more, and though he worked well and put in plenty of interceptions and tackles, the Brazilian's passing game was sloppy and erratic.
He gave the ball away multiple times with relatively straight-forward passes, costing Liverpool the chance to counter attack and more than once letting Spurs start their own counters after they bypassed Lucas from his own pass.
Gerrard was invaluable in working back and covering behind Lucas from time to time, making five tackles, three interceptions and two clearances of his own. He also tracked Gareth Bale several times when he embarked on long dribbles, making sure he never had space to get away a shot or a cross without significant pressure.