Praise heaped on skipper…
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has defended his captain Steven Gerrard, who has come under criticism for his below-par recent performances.
Gerrard is expected to be deployed further forward tonight against Ludogorets, as he’s struggled to have the same impact in the anchorman position as he did last term.
His coach though has rightly lauded his overall contribution to the team and the club, before this evening’s crunch European tie.
“He is the best player I have ever worked with in terms of football mentality and the loyalty he has shown this football club. I have shown in my time I do not deal on sentiment. I do not pick him on sentiment,” he said.
“He is in at 8.30am every day to prepare for training. I judge him on that and the influence on other players.”
Watch the interview, here: