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Liverpool Boss Brendan Rodgers Claims Steven Gerrard Is Not ‘Over The Hill’

Reds chief sings skipper’s praises.

Liverpool manager has paid tribute to influential skipper Steven Gerrard by insisting that he has no concerns over the star’s form despite the club’s poor start to the season, the Daily Mirror reports.

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Gerrard was less than impressive in the club’s two recent defeats to Aston Villa and West Ham, and at 34 his critics are starting feel that his once considerable influence is finally on the wane.

However, Rodgers insists Gerrard cannot be blamed for his team’s poor start and says the Reds’ skipper remains their main man.

“I have no concerns,” said the Liverpool boss. “He’s a brilliant player for us, really talented. It was a team performance that was not up to scratch against West Ham.

“We have conceded eight goals and the majority of those could have been avoided. But for us as a team, we need to be better. We’re still looking to find our performance level, which apart from Tottenham, we’ve not been at.”

Rodgers believes the criticism has been a knee jerk reaction due to his age and has no time for such baseless comparisons.

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