Steven Gerrard made a 15-minute cameo appearance for Liverpool at Brighton in the Carling Cup on Wednesday, marking the beginning of the end of another long injury absence. Gerrard has been out since February 27 with a groin injury and has been missed at Anfield.
His return will instantly improve the team. They have lost two games straight, and his return will be very welcome. For all his flaws, he is their leader and has always been (and will always be) a key figure in the hearts and minds of the Liverpool faithful.
The club needs him back. This is why.