Outgoing Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has called on manager Brendan Rodgers to add more fresh faces this summer. The Reds have already signed James Milner and Danny Ings but our iconic No. 8 wants to see more.
The 35-year-old midfielder also voiced his surprise at the dismissal of Rodgers’ assistant manager Colin Pascoe and first-team coach Mike Marsh, who both had their exits from the club confirmed last week.
In quotes taken by the Daily Mirror, he said: “I was very surprised [they left]. For me the most important thing is who Liverpool sign to strengthen the team and squad.
“But I’ll be very interested to see who he puts in alongside him and also to hear Brendan speak to see why he has decided to make those decisions.
“I think Brendan obviously felt he needed to make some changes and freshen certain things up in his staff. But for me the key is always how you strengthen your team and squad on the pitch.”
Gerrard endured a frustrating final year at Anfield, ahead of his move to LA Galaxy, as our last crop of summer signings failed to live up to expectations. Despite finishing second in 2014, the Reds only managed to land sixth spot in the Premier League this time around, and Rodgers has moved quickly to freshen things up once again.
Milner and Ings were both signed on free transfers this month and will help add some much needed strength in depth to our midfield and strikeforce. The addition of the former Manchester City man will go some way to replacing Gerrard next season, although there’s no doubt that we’re still going to miss our departing skipper all year long.