BBC Sport - Steven Gerrard hurt by missing big games - Alan Shearer

Missing Madrid hurt Gerrard - Shearer

Liverpool's Steven Gerrard should play in the "big games" according to Match of the Day pundit Alan Shearer who believes the midfielder was "hurt" when dropped against Real Madrid in the Champions League earlier this season.

Gerrard last week announced a move away from Anfield in the summer, possibly to the USA's MLS.

The Reds skipper inspired the seven-time FA Cup winners to a 2-1 victory away to League Two AFC Wimbledon in the third round to set up a home tie against Championship Bolton.

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