Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has warned boss Brendan Rodgers against pinning all his faith in youth as he attempts to map out an Anfield revolution.

Since Rodgers' arrival in the summer the Reds have opted to sign young players with the likes of Joe Allen, Fabio Borini and Daniel Sturridge all yet to celebrate their 24th birthdays. Gerrard, 34, is unsure whether that is the right policy to ensure Liverpool, currently eighth in the Barclays Premier League, get back to challenging for the Champions League places again.

"I disagree with the policy to be honest," he told various newspapers. "I've seen many signings throughout the world who have gone to clubs at the age of 28, 29 or even older and done fantastic jobs. Gary McAllister (who arrived in 2000 aged 35) when he came here, for one."

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