Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has called on his players to ease the burden captain Steven Gerrard has been carrying for more than a decade.
Over the years the 32-year-old has been the driving force in the Reds midfield, scoring crucial goals and producing performances which have dragged his side through some important games.
He has found the net just three times this season - though his two in the league make him joint second highest-scorer with own goals - and has yet to reproduce his best form but Rodgers believes it is time some of his team-mates helped out more. "He's carried this club for nearly 13 years and it's about time that there was more than Steven picking up the baton of responsibility," said the Northern Irishman.
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