Steven Gerrard hails ‘phenomenal’ Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard hails Brendan Rodgers's phenomenal impact since taking charge of the Reds in May 2012
Steven Gerrard has hailed Brendan Rodgers’s “phenomenal” impact at Liverpool.
The Reds narrowly missed out on the Premier League title just 24 months into Rodgers’s Liverpool reign after the Northern Irishman took charge of the 18-time champions following a seventh-place finish in May 2012.
He takes the fear away from you as a player, you’re not scared to make mistakes under him because you’re playing the exact way he wants you to play
Liverpool captain Gerrard revealed that the Reds players relish first-team training under Rodgers and aren’t afraid to make mistakes thanks to the encouragement of their manager to play attractive football.
“You have to give huge credit to the manager,” Gerrad told the PFA’s website.
“He came in, a young manager taking a huge job and to have the impact he’s had in such a short space of time is phenomenal really.
“I’m enjoying every minute working with him, he’s a top manager, a top bloke, I’m skipping into work enjoying training and I think every player’s the same.
“You can see it in our performances – everyone’s expressing themselves, playing with confidence and belief. He takes the fear away from you as a player, you’re not scared to make mistakes under him because you’re playing the exact way he wants you to play.
“His first six months was obviously everyone getting used to him but as soon as the message got across to the team I think we’ve carried it out really well over the last 18 months.”