Steven Gerrard has stated that former Red John Arne Riise “was good” for Liverpool back in the day.
Gerrard also suggested that Riise had the ability to find the back of the net.
Gerrard told Soccerbox, which was broadcasted on Optus Sport (10:10): “He was good for us ‘Ginger’. Great left foot, strong runner, fit as you like.
“And he suited maybe going up a line in certain games. Especially away from home because of the counter-attack.
“He was such a strong runner. He was quite quick and he can obviously provide moments like that [scoring goals].”
ANFIELD WATCH VERDICT
Riise was apart of the Liverpool side that won the 2005 Champions League trophy, also.
If I had to pick my favourite Riise moment from his time at Anfield, it would have to be that free-kick he scored against Manchester United at Anfield in 2001.
It was an absolute screamer, and it backs up Gerrard’s comment about Riise being able to score goals. Riise was predominantly a defender, but he certainly knew how to find the back of the net.