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Outgoing Liverpool captain and legend Steven Gerrard has been named on the bench for his final match against the Merseysiders’ natural enemies, here’s why Brendan Rodgers got the call completely right.
Lack of match fitness
Gerrard has played just 20 minutes since coming back from injury, having come off the bench in Monday night’s win away at Swansea. It’s unlikely, at the age of 34 and after just 20 minutes, he will be in the right physical condition to play a game from the beginning.