Rodgers' fitness regime keeps Gerrard at his peak

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Steven Gerrard has been having his fitness managed by boss Brendan Rodgers in a bid to keep him at his peak, says the Liverpool manager.

The Reds' captain missed only two matches in the league last season and remains the heartbeat of both the national side and at Anfield, despite turning 33 earlier this year.

And Rodgers has now revealed that Gerrard's impressive form and fitness is down to having a training regime carefully tailored to suit his needs.

Rodgers said: "One of the biggest things in our method of work is the recovery method. Stevie for example plays on the Saturday, recovers on the Sunday doing pulls, stretch and massage, on the Tuesday recovers further with maybe a light jog.

"It's a long load of low intensity recovery. Stevie was fit enough to play Saturday, Tuesday and Sunday at the start of this season.

"He has moderate to low intensity recovery programmes. We have individual plans for every player in terms of getting them through the games."

Gerrard will captain the Reds for the 400th time against Swansea on Monday and has barely missed a game since the Northern Irishman took over at the club, featuring in four matches already this term.

Across an incredibly successful career, the Merseyside born man has made an astounding 634 appearances for the club, scoring 159 goals from the heart of midfield.

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