Brendan Rodgers has heaped praise upon Steven Gerrard, after the departing captain bounced back from a missed penalty to head home the winner against Queens Park Rangers.
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In what was his penultimate game at Anfield – unless he somehow misses out against Crystal Palace later in the month – the midfielder came to our rescue once again with the decisive goal three minutes from time. The celebration, as well as the ovation he received when substituted, evoked memories of the numerous other occasions down the years when he has taken it upon himself to lead the fight.
However, it could have been so different as the former England skipper missed from 12 yards earlier in the second-half.
According to the club’s official website, Rodgers has hailed Gerrard’s never-say-die attitude, and revealed that he kept the 34-year-old on the pitch after the penalty miss, as he could sense that something special may still happen, as it has so often in the past.
“He missed the penalty and sometimes you think it may go against us, but there is no-one more determined to score and make up for it than Steven. It was a very, very good header,” he began.
“I knew that if you keep him on, you’ve got every chance of getting a goal. He always steps up to the plate.”