Steven Gerrard has praised Brendan Rodgers for leaving his ‘comfortable’ position at Swansea and having the courage to take over as Liverpool manager.
Rodgers took over from Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool eight months ago, prior to which he enjoyed relative success with Swansea, leading the Welsh club first to promotion into the Premier League then securing their position with an impressive first season in the top flight. The club received many plaudits for their possession-based style of play, and had a passing rate comparable to Barcelona’s last season.
“He gave up a top job in a comfortable situation at Swansea, where he’d done fantastically well, and had the bottle and the character to come and take this big job on,” said Gerrard.
“Our fans demand that we are successful and that we win and if you are looking for a young manager out there who has everything going for him who can help us achieve that success I think you pick Brendan Rodgers.”
Gerrard was also keen to highlight the role senior members of the squad have to play.
“Now the responsibility and the pressure is shared with the likes of myself and Jamie (Carragher) because it is a tough club as well with the demands and expectations on a daily basis.”