Found November 28, 2012 on
Brendan Rodgers believes Steven Gerrard has taken on extra responsibility this season in helping to protect and nurture some of the youngsters currently finding their feet in the Liverpool first team. An influx of youthful talent has seen the likes of Raheem Sterling, Andre Wisdom and Suso thrive in the senior side in all competitions since August. And the manager explained how Gerrard has taken it upon himself as captain to help the youngsters make the step up from Academy level. “He will have played in teams here in the past where he’s got players around him with more experience,” said Rodgers. “He’s obviously got to take on more of a mantle now because it’s a much younger group. “There’s a bit more responsibility on him in relation to looking out more for the team, because of the youthfulness in the group. As the skipper of the club, when we are going through this period, maybe he will feel the need [to curb his attacking] in himself. Maybe it is something subconsciously that is ...

Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard Shortlisted for 2012 FIFPro World XI

Luis Suarez has been shortlisted for the 2012 FIFPro World XI. The Uruguay international is one of 15 strikers to be nominated for the accolade, with Liverpool teammate Steven Gerrard also in the running in the midfielder’s category. Suarez is joined by the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo on the shortlist. More than 50,000 professionals around the world cast their vote...

Rodgers slams decisions

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers claimed his side were denied two blatant penalties on their way to a 2-1 defeat at Tottenham. The visitors dominated for long periods, despite going 2-0 down early on, and Rodgers was particularly incensed by a clash involving Mousa Dembele and Steven Gerrard. The Reds boss: "We never got the rub of the green tonight. It was a little embarrassing...
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