Got to disagree slightly Colin. Gerrard needs to play deep. When he plays high we're too open in midfield and he doesn't chase back half the time. See Southampton's third goal as a prime example of my point. I agree that Allen is struggling but I think he needs a strong presence close to him in the midfield. We don't have it and he gets exposed too often. Lucas is the same, just a little better. They both get lost when left alone. A midfield needs to be tight. We're scattered all over the place, especially when Gerrad plays an advanced role. Rafa got round it by playing 5 in there of which two were basically defensive and the rest (bar Gerrard) were told not to move.