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
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.”