Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes captain Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher have a vital role to play in the club's future.

The duo have been the Scouse heartbeat of the side for a decade and Rodgers hopes to utilise that experience as he begins his reign at Anfield.

"I believe your senior players are vital," said the Reds boss, who succeeded Kenny Dalglish just over a month ago.

"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.

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