Tough Leaving Steven Gerrard Out Of Starting XI – Liverpool Boss Rodgers

Tough Leaving Steven Gerrard Out Of Starting XI – Liverpool Boss Rodgers

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Reports are out claiming that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admits it’s difficult leaving Steven Gerrard out of his starting line-up.

Gerrard is yet to start since his return from injury.

“It is very simple with me and Steven,” said Rodgers. “I think it has been really unfair on the boy.

“When he was out injured, people tried to sensationalise a story about him getting in the team. It might not be the story you want but he is committed to the team.

“But his support to Jordan Henderson and Joe Allen has been fantastic. I see people trying to predict the team but he hasn’t been fit. He is going to have a big part to play, and is a wonderful, wonderful player who has so much still to give.

“Even when he doesn’t start, he comes off the bench and gives calmness to the team. Playing or not playing, Steven’s professionalism is outstanding. He is fit, available and whether he starts or comes off the bench, he will be ready to make a contribution.”