Manchester United legend Paul Scholes believes Steven Gerrard will not win the Premier League title with Liverpool.
The 34-year-old's contract at Anfield runs out at the end of the season. The Reds manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed the club has offered Gerrard a new deal, and it is now for the player to decide his future.
The midfielder was leading England during the World Cup in Brazil, where they were knocked out from the group stages. The former United star says the disappointment of failing on the biggest stage and also giving away the league title to Manchester City last season is still having its impact on Gerrard.
"He might not win that League title but he still has another two years in him at Liverpool," Scholes told the Evening Standard.
"As for Gerrard, I would not be surprised if he is still suffering a hangover from the World Cup and the disappointment of last season. It takes a long time to get that out of your system."
"The time to move, if ever, was a decade ago when he would have had a better chance of winning a League title elsewhere, most likely Chelsea."
"He decided against that and now I imagine in his hometown, with his children that bit older, a move would be more of a wrench for the family," he said.
Meanwhile, Scholes claims Gerrard will continue to struggle while playing in the attacking role, if there is not enough quality in the holding midfield position.
"For all the debate over where Steven Gerrard plays out his days at Liverpool, I do not see his role as anything other than a holding midfielder," the Old Trafford favourite said.
"Playing in that No 10 playmaker role can be very difficult once you are in your thirties. There is always a danger that things can pass you by, especially if the midfield behind you are not at the very top of their game."
"Gerrard is Liverpool's best passer from deep and capable of linking the play. Lucas Leiva has his strengths but you could see in the game against Leicester that he struggles to get attacks moving when he is taking the ball from his own defence," Scholes concluded.