Liverpool Boss Brendan Rodgers believes his players must lift the burden of responsibility from the shoulders of Skipper Gerrard which he has been carrying for more than a decade.
The 32 year old has netted just one goal in his 14 Premier League appearances this season as the Reds dropped to 12th after Wednesday’s 2-1 defeat at Spurs. However Rodgers believes it is time some of his team-mates helped out more to ease the burden from the Liverpool Talisman:
“He’s carried this club for nearly 13 years and it’s about time that there was more than Steven picking up the baton of responsibility. He’s been brilliant since I arrived here. His inspiration and leadership within the team has been phenomenal. He might not have got the goals that he wanted this season, but you saw him last night (in the 2-1 defeat at Tottenham) – his range of passing, commitment and drive into the box was superb. He has been judged on his goals because he’s been a goalscoring midfielder over the years, but he’s still offering this group so much on and off the field. There are others that we want to step up to the plate and get the goals. Across the board we want to improve and find the solutions.”