Liverpool 2 QPR 1: Brendan Rodgers hails ‘remarkable’ Steven Gerrard
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers heaps praise on Reds captain Steven Gerrard after his winner
Brendan Rodgers hailed Steven Gerrard as a truly remarkable player after the Liverpool captain scored a dramatic winner against Queens Park Rangers at Anfield.
The Reds midfielder missed a second-half penalty with the score-line at 1-1 before the 34-year-old midfielder headed past QPR goalkeeper Rob Green with three minutes remaining at Anfield.
He is a truly remarkable player and he deserved the ovation
Gerrard, who is the club’s all-time record goal-scorer from the penalty spot, is set to join Major League Soccoer outfit LA Galaxy at the end of the season.
Speaking to BBC Sport following the 2-1 win, Rodgers heaped praise on the retired England international, adding that Reds skipper deserved his standing ovation from The Kop.
“I would have put my mortgage on Steven Gerrard scoring a penalty but you know the miss will have inspired him more and he got the header and has made a career of big goals like that,” Rodgers said.
“He is a truly remarkable player and he deserved the ovation.”
Rodgers, whose side had failed to win their previous two Premier League games before the visit of QPR, heaped praise on his Liverpool players after a dogged win against the west London side.
“QPR punished the chances we missed but the spirit my players showed and the attitude they had to keep fighting typified the mentality in the group and they deserved the three points in the end,” Rodgers added.
Liverpool moved to within four points of fourth-placed Manchester United thanks to their victory over QPR.