Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard: I love working with Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard says he loves working with Reds manager Brendan Rodgers after signing a new two-year deal

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Brendan Rodgers took over at Anfield in May 2012 Photo: WBUR/Flickr

Steven Gerrard says he has loved working with Brendan Rodgers – and believes the Liverpool manager and captain have a “perfect” relationship.

The 40-year-old replaced club legend Kenny Dalglish in the Anfield hotseat in May 2012, and despite finishing a disappointing seventh, the Northern Irishman has restored a sense of positivity around the club.

And Reds captain Gerrard, who signed a two-year deal with Liverpool on Monday, backed Rodgers to take the club forward as the 33-year-old looks to finally win a Premier League title with retirement on the horizon.

“I think it’s perfect,” Gerrard told Liverpool’s website.

“I’ve got a lot of respect for Brendan as a coach, but also as a guy as well. I’ve loved every minute of working with him since he came through the door and I hope he is here for certainly the next couple of years. I want to work with him more.

“The relationship is growing and I feel as if he is the man to take this club forward.”

Gerrard also admitted he was relieved to sign a new contact before the new season started, allowing the Reds skipper to focus on his football – and not his future at the club.

“I don’t want to be talking about myself or my contract situation going into a season,” he added.

“The contract was first mentioned by the manager in March and in a couple of interviews I was asked quite a bit about the contract.

“It takes your mind away from the football, so fair play to the club – the timing is spot on. It’s all done and dusted and now I can just focus on the football side.”

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