The most revealing aspect of Steven Gerrard's absence through injury has been that Liverpool can perform at the highest level and win without him. Four or five years ago you'd have almost broken a rib laughing at that kind of suggestion.
Kenny Dalglish's Liverpool have been forced to function almost entirely without their talisman, but the return (hopefully for good this time) of our No. 8 could very well kick-start a substantial claim to a top-four spot in May. It's easy to say that adding another quality player will of course make a team better, but there is nothing simple or straightforward about Gerrard and Liverpool FC.
Here are eight reasons why the return of Steven Gerrard will be the final piece in breaking back into the top four. As always, I appreciate your comments and opinions!