Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool can’t be over reliant on Steven Gerrard

Brendan Rodgers explains why Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard needs to be used sparingly

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool can’t be over reliant on veteran captain Steven Gerrard.

The 33-year-old has been offered a new Reds deal with the talismanic midfielder’s contract set to expire at the end of the season.

He still has that talent, he has world-class ability and it is me looking to manage that

Brendan Rodgers

And Liverpool manager Rodgers, whose side played out a goalless draw with Sunderland on Saturday, explained why the former England captain has to be used sparingly.

“We can’t always rely on Stevie,” Rodgers told talkSPORT. “His talent is world-class but that contribution has to come around the team.

“It can’t be up to him every single game to be the catalyst. It is very hard to replace that quality but going forward that is something of course we will need.

“He was excellent when he came on and of course he plays on Tuesday.

“He still has that talent, he has world-class ability and it is me looking to manage that.

“We have a big month. Until the new year there are big games and the management of Steven is fine, there is no problem with that.”

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