For 3 weeks in January the eyes of the African football continent will be on the 2010 African Nations Cup, a competition that will deplete Arsenal, Man City and Chelsea of some of their key players.
Our Stevie believes that this mid-season tournament could provide Liverpool with an opportunity to capitalise.
Speaking to the official club website Gerrard said:
“Everyone will have blips and some of the teams lose important players with the African Nations.
“It’s a long season, there are a lot of games and a lot football to be played yet.
“Chelsea, Tottenham and City have got off to good starts but there is a long way to go before you start predicting who will be up there at the end.”
Chelsea will possibly be the team most affected, with Drogba, Essien and Obi Mikel amongst four players expected to participate in the tournament in Angola.