Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard Heaps Praise On Fiorentina Starlet Stevan Jovetic

Gerrard says he was left deeply impressed with ‘Jo-Jo’ during the Reds’ debacle at the Franchi.
The English press eulogised 19-year-old Stevan Jovetic on Wednesday, and Liverpool captain Steve Gerrard was on the same wavelength.

The Reds slipped to a 2-0 defeat at Fiorentina in the Champions League on Tuesday night as the Montenegrin wonder-kid stole the show, marking a sublime performance with a brace.

“I had not seen many of his games, but playing against him, he seemed extraordinary,” Gerrard admitted to Radio Toscana.

“We will have to mark him at Anfield better than how we did on Tuesday.

"We tried to create plenty of scoring chances in the second half, but it was not enough.”

The Merseysiders now play back-to-back ties with French giants Olympique Lyonnais, which could prove crucial for qualification to the next round.

“The turning point for us will be if we manage to defeat Lyon in our next home game,” concluded the England international.

Vince Masiello, Goal.com