The 33-year-old midfielder needs one more strike to draw level with his fellow Liverpool legend in the club’s all-time goal-scoring charts following his free-kick in a 2-1 win against Sunderland on Wednesday night.
To get to those numbers and be quoted in someone of Kenny’s quality and status just shows you the true quality the guy has
Despite occupying a deep-lying midfield role for the majority of the season, Gerrard has still managed to find the back of the net on 11 occasions, netting nine times in his last 13 Premier League games.
“It’s incredible really. I think people wondered about [whether] his position would affect him, moving him back into that sort of control position,” Rodgers told his pre-match media conference.
“There’s a couple of things with Steven. I think to move a player back into that position, it hasn’t stopped his goal threat.
“He’s scored nine goals in his last 11 Premier League games so he can dictate the game from behind.
“He’s a player that, I think, because of his incredible intelligence and ability that if you give him enough time, he can play in any position on the field.
“For most of his career he’s played as an attacking player and he’s been one of the world-class players, so to get to those numbers and be quoted in someone of Kenny’s quality and status just shows you the true quality the guy has.
Rodgers added: “He’s got a few more years to go yet to hopefully score more goals.”
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