Reds manager seeks Gerrard replacements.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has called on the club to move on after news of Steven Gerrard’s exit from the club to LA Galaxy, whilst also calling for quality replacements to be brought in.
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According to the Guardian, Rodgers said that there is no more to be said on the departure of the long-serving Reds captain, who will leave Anfield at the end of his contract in the summer to seal a move to the MLS.
Some big names have already been linked as potential Gerrard replacements, including AS Roma playmaker Miralem Pjanic, but Rodgers did not specify any names when talking about replacing the former England international.
The Northern Irishman simply called for new additions of high quality, but also of his hope that the players already at the club could potentially step up to the plate when Gerrard does finally quit the club.
“There is nothing more to add. Everything has been said on that situation that needs to be said,” Rodgers said of Gerrard’s move to LA Galaxy.
“There is no doubt Steven moving on leaves a void on and off the pitch but the club has to keep moving forward to bring in the best players we can to this wonderful football club.
“We need to replace that quality either through some of our young players getting an opportunity or our players stepping up to the mark but also by bringing in that quality. Time will tell on that.
“It has been difficult and over the last couple of years some of our top players have gone out, Jamie Carragher in the first year, Pepe Reina and Luis Suarez. No one knows that more than me. For a manager it is very difficult because these players have been outstanding but you need a plan in place to replace that quality.”
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