Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard: It’s the start of an exciting new era at Anfield
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard believes Brendan Rodgers will prompt the beginning of an "exciting new era" at Anfield
Steven Gerrard believes Brendan Rodgers’ appointment as Liverpool manager can spark the beginning of an “exciting new era” for the Merseyside outfit.
The 39-year-old replaced Kenny Dalglish at the Anfield helm in May after the Northern Irishman guided Swansea City to a respectable 11th place in their first season in the Premier League.
Gerrard, who has won every top honour in club football apart from the English league title, has urged his Liverpool team-mates to place their faith in Rodgers, with the England midfielder confident the Reds can win silverware next season.
“It’s an exciting new era for the players,” said the Liverpool captain. “We’ve been looking in from our holidays and hearing what the manager has been saying, what his vision is and what his targets are.
“All we can do is give him our full support and work as hard as we can to make his job easier.
“We had two big cup finals last year, we won one and lost one, and there is certainly a platform there for this team to grow and improve, and with our new manager and coaching staff in place, it’s an exciting time.
“I’m really excited to get going again in the new set up.”
Glen Johnson, who worked with Rodgers at Chelsea, is looking forward to playing possession-based football under Liverpool’s new boss.
“I’m really looking forward to it. I was fortunate enough to work with Brendan before. I know the training will be fantastic and after a long break I’m really eager to get back,” Johnson added.
“We’re going to play a passing game. Brendan has done that everywhere he’s gone.”