Rodgers: Gerrard Liverpool Legend Called Inappropriate
Liverpool – Steven Gerrard confirmed leaving Liverpool at the end of this season. Brendan Rodgers revealed that Gerrard was deservedly called the Liverpool legend in view of his services for the club.
Gerrard will end a 26-year partnership with Liverpool after his contract runs out this summer. Not clear yet where the captain of ‘The Red’ will continue his career but rumors are circulating widely mentioned MLS.
“Impossible find the right words to sum up Steven Gerrard and how important he is to Liverpool,” said Rodgers is quoted from the official website of Liverpool. “Now is an era in which the word ‘legend’ is too often used but for him, said it was really worth.”
“From a personal standpoint I will always be grateful for the support that he ever gave, when I came here as a manager. Steven came up to me and promised he would be 100 percent supportive of me and do anything to help when we introduce new ideas and ways new in the works. He not only kept his promise but also exceed them. “
“As a player he was great and he had undue influence should not be underestimated. Sometimes he carried this club and for me here he always showed the ability that makes him deserve regarded as one of the best players over the last decade. As a leader and man, he probably has no equal to anyone who has worked with me, “said the Liverpool manager.
“Of course, we will miss him both on and off the field as well as its capacity as club captain. But Gerrard influence will continue to live and we do not expect anything other than happiness and success in any career he chose later. Until that moment arrives I will continue to enjoy working with Steven Gerrard Steven Gerrard as a man and as a player, one of the best we’ve ever seen. “
Gerrard is now the player with most appearances memenang third in club history with 695 appearances, under Ian Callagan (857) and Jamie Carragher (737). The 34-year-old man had packed 180 goals, the fifth highest in Liverpool after Ian Rush (346 goals), Roger Hunt (286), Gordon Hodgson (241), and Robbie Fowler (183).
During 16 years with the senior squad Liverpool, Gerrard has won two FA Cups, three League Cups, 1 Community Shield, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup and European Super Cup.