New Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said that both Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher are extremely crucial to the future of the club in the next few seasons. Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher are the most high-profile Liverpool players to have come from the academy in recent times. However, they both are coming to the end of their careers. The future of defender Jamie Carragher has come under intense speculation due to the lack of first-team football he has been getting. Even though it would be tough to envisage seeing Jamie Carragher at a different club, he is thought to be contemplating retirement.

However, Brendan Rodgers has said that he has no plans to allow both Jamie Carragher and Steven Gerrard depart from the club because he sees them as a vital component in helping the club move forward in the coming seasons. The former Swansea manager was appointed as a replacement for the sacked Kenny Dalglish. He has recently secured the signing of the former Chelsea striker Fabio Borini for a transfer fee of £ 11 million. He is expected to ring the changes in the form of a departure for £ 35 million flop Andy Carroll, who is expected to fund more signings at Anfield in the summer.

“I believe your senior players are vital. In particular these two, they are the life and soul of this club and have been important members of the group here for a number of years. I have close relations with the captain and vice-captain. Those players will play an important role going forward. He was wonderful in the (European) Championship and he is on his break at the moment but he very kindly wanted to come in and have a chat,” said Brendan Rodgers in an interview given to the official TV of the club.