Originally written on Fox Soccer  |  Last updated 10/24/13
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has hit back at Sir Alex Ferguson for claiming Steven Gerrard is not a "top, top player". The former Manchester United manager made the comment in his autobiography, but Rodgers insisted the criticism was unjustified. Rodgers told talkSPORT: "I think everyone who's seen the comments will think they are harsh. "I've watched Gerrard for many years and recognised he's a top player, but it's only when you come in and work with the man that you realise how professional he is on a daily basis. "His performance level at 33 years of age shows he's a top, top player. He's a great talent, a wonderful player and I don't think anyone could argue against that." Rodgers, whose side finished seventh last term, added: "In terms of our points, the players have made a terrific start and we've performed reasonably well. "But we're always demanding to be better. We hope we can continue with the points total and keep performing. "From January, we have produced a lot...
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