Brendan Rodgers wants perfection with Plan A, says Steven Gerrard

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard heaps praise on "wonderful" Brendan Rodgers and praises the manager's quest for perfection

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Steven Gerrard hails “wonderful” Brendan Rodgers and backs the manager’s quest for perfection at Liverpool.

The Reds boss has attempted to leave his own imprint on the 18-time English champions since replacing Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish at the Anfield helm in May 2012.

After a testing first season under Rodgers, the Reds have turned a corner following an excellent start to the campaign which sees second-placed Liverpool trail leaders Arsenal by two points.

And Gerrard backed his manager’s footballing philosophy.

“It’s a huge job at Liverpool – it’s a huge club – and he came in with little experience, but I think he has done a wonderful job,” Gerrard told ESPN.

“Most important, he has changed the way we play … to pass the ball out of the back. He doesn’t have a Plan B. Unlike previous managers, Brendan wants perfection with Plan A.”

Liverpool travel to their neighbours and top-four rivals Everton in Saturday’s Merseyside derby at Goodison Park.

And the Reds captain feels Rodgers’ men are ahead of schedule in their bid to secure a spot in next season’s Champions League.

“We’re slightly ahead of where we thought we’d be, but it’s a tough league and there’s six or seven teams capable of finishing in the top four… so there’s [going to be] a huge fight,” he added.

“But the confidence and belief are definitely there.”

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