I mentioned it to firstly be a little mischievous and stir things up a bit ;o) but secondly because Other than buying someone rather special I'm really not 100% sure what the answer is as far as our midfield goes. As far as I'm concerned it's a problem area and as I've said the root cause of many of our problems this season. We're far too open there at times. Allen for all his faults and the injury is one player I would say does not go missing, he does however get isolated. Now would you prefer someone who will stay in position and give you some kind of platform or a wanderer? Lucas for me is still a bit off and has one major weakness anyway. He gets bypassed very easily. I've seen numerous players just stroll past him with and without the ball on many occasions.
To cut a long story short in my opinion our midfield is weaker than it needs to be and lacks something. I'm not sure what to be honest. None of the players in there, Gerrard included, do not fill me with confidence at times. We're prone to losing the ball at times when there's nobody home in midfield.
If I had an answer Gerrard must stay deeper, he must stay at home not like he used to and we need something else to compliment him.