Brendan Rodgers struggling in finding replacement of Steven
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers reckons that the club will have a tough time to find a replacement for their talismanic captain Steven Gerrard, who has announced that he will leave the club at the end of the season.
Gerrard’s future was under a lot of speculation since the start of the season, as he had only 12 months left on his deal.
Even though the 35-year-old has been speaking a lot about staying at Liverpool for many more years to come, the speculation only grew as the January transfer window approached. After losing confidence in his position at the club, Gerrard announced that he would be joining LA Galaxy in the summer.
It was only a few months ago when Gerrard almost helped Liverpool win the title and was also playing in the World Cup. He retired from international duty primarily in order to concentrate on his club career. However,Rodgers began using Gerrard less and less in recent months. One of the standout moments was Gerrard being omitted from the starting line-up for a crucial match against Real Madrid in the Champions League at the Santiago Bernebeu.Rodgers has admitted that the exit of Gerrard, who has been at the club for more than 15 years, causes a huge void in the Liverpool team.
“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. We as a football club will expect that quality and must have it going forward,” said Rodgers.