Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has vehemently rebuked claims that he has fallen out with Reds boss Brendan Rodgers after the 34 year-old was left out of the starting line-up over the weekend.
Taking to Instagram, Gerrard said: “Just to set the record straight, media talk of a fall-out between us two is nonsense.”
Liverpool’s match against Stoke City on Saturday came on the 16th anniversary of Gerrard’s debut for the Anfield outfit. However, Rodgers claimed that he was unaware of the special occasion prior to the match.
“I wasn’t aware it was 16 years until I walked into the dressing room and saw the programme,” Rodgers said.
“I felt quite bad but he’s a wonderful man. He thinks about the team.”
Liverpool have struggled badly this season, but the 1-0 victory over Stoke – during which Gerrard came on as a substitute after 75 minutes – relieved some pressure on Rodgers, who recently stated that he was the favourite for the sack in the Premier League.
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