Problem solving. Thats all Brendan Rodgers seems to have done since arriving at Anfield in the summer. And now he’s faced with the ultimate conundrum not even a member of the Countdown audience could resolve. What to do with Steven Gerrard? With the emphasis now based on ball retention and short, sharp passing, Gerrard’s role in the Rodger’s system is currently hanging in limbo. In all honesty the Reds skipper isn’t the most technically accomplished player and is more likely to risk a 40-yard ball across field and lose possession instead of a simple five yard pass to a teammate. At 32 his days as a regular are coming to an end but theres a lingering thought that his path to the substitutes bench could be hastened by Rodgers as a means to fully implement his methodical philosophy on Merseyside.
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“It’s important for the club to sign our young talent – but it’s even more important for Raheem. If you are 17 and playing regularly, you would be very foolish not to commit yourself very quickly. This is a club that is going to give young players an opportunity and he has played more games than he could have dreamed of this season, both in the Premier League and the Europa League. Liverpool have given him the chance to become a full international player. If I was Raheem Sterling and his agents, I would look to tie it up very quickly.” Brendan Rodgers urges Raheem Sterling to sign his new contract at Liverpool
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