Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers’ Ironic All-Time Premier League XI – Not Including Division’s ‘Best Ever Player’

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Brendan Rodgers could be forced to back-track after awkwardly contradicting himself…

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers faces embarrassment, after shrewd reports caught him out for two highly contradictory statements, which could add further risk to his seemingly unstable relationship with captain Steven Gerrard.

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Reports in the Daily Mail confirm that Rodgers said this week that Steven Gerrard is ‘arguably the best player who’s ever played in the Premier League’, but the Liverpool captain didn’t make his manager’s all-time XI in 2012.

Rodgers dropped Gerrard for the weekend win over Stoke City, and some reports have suggested that the pair have fallen out over an ongoing contract dispute. The 34-year-old midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season, and is yet to sign a new deal.

In April 2012, appearing as a guest on Match of the Day 3, the then Swansea City boss picked Paul Scholes and Roy Keane as his midfield duo in his all-time Premier League XI, with Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola playing slightly in front of the Manchester United pair. Gerrard was not even mentioned… awkward.

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