Liverpool taking huge strides under Rodgers, insists Gerrard

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says the Reds are taking huge strides under Brendan Rodgers this season

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Steven Gerrard has scored nine goals in 34 league appearances this term Photo: Back Page Images

Steven Gerrard believes Liverpool are taking huge strides forward under Brendan Rodgers’ stewardship.

The Reds are seventh in the Premier League table and 10 points behind fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur, with Europa League qualification looking increasingly unlikely.

Rodgers replaced Kenny Dalglish last May and set about installing his vision at Liverpool but the Merseyside outfit were hampered in the first half of the season, playing with one recognised forward.

But Gerrard has seen a notable improvement in recent months and urged his Reds team-mates to finish the season in style and lay down a marker for next term.

“We’re taking huge strides forward – it’s going to take time,” Gerrard told Liverpool’s website. “There’s been a lot of change throughout the season but we’re taking strides forward.

“What we’ve got to try to avoid is making slip-ups like West Brom at home and Southampton away. If we can avoid those slip-ups we’ll find consistency.

“We’ve got to look at the next game, which is Newcastle – a very tough game. Here at Liverpool, we’ll try to win them all and see where we finish.

“We’ve got Everton above us at the moment, there’s no bigger incentive being a Liverpool player than to try to get above them as well.”

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