Play the killer pass like Steven Gerrard

Keep possession and then unleash the visionary through ball with this guide from Coerver Coaching
Liverpool and England midfielder Steven Gerrard is feared on the pitch for his inch-perfect raking passes, which often lead to goals. If you don’t believe us, watch his glorious assist for Daniel Sturridge’s goal against Fulham last season.

But making the killer pass isn’t just about the vision and technique required to hit it; you and your team-mate have to be in the best positions to begin with. So before you strap on those Stevie G goggles and prepare to launch a 30-yard assist, you have to keep possession until the time is right.

This drill from Alf Galustian of Coerver Coaching teaches you both key skills: keeping the ball, and moving to create space, as well as that killer pass itself. And if you’re not on the ball, don’t forget to make those runs for the passer – be the Sturridge to his Gerrard. You can even do the dance if you want.

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Alfred Galustian

Co-founder, Coerver

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