Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has referred to Brendan Rodgers as “phenomenal” and has also placed his faith in the Scot to bring success to Anfield in the long term, according to Sky Sports News.
Liverpool are currently two points clear at the top of the table with a game in hand against second-placed Chelsea, who suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to bottom club Sunderland last night.
Sunderland were also able to hold Manchester City to a 2-2 draw in Wednesday night’s game against the former Premier League champions.
As a result, Liverpool’s task of winning the Premier League for the first time since 1990 has been made that bit easier and they face relegation candidates Norwich in what is a must-win game.
Quoted on Sky Sports News, 33-year-old Gerrard said of Rodgers: "He's a phenomenal man for his age (41). I think he's going to grow into one of the world's best managers and I hope he is here long after I am gone.”
Indeed, if Liverpool continue to grow and improve under the former Swansea manager, fans of the club will be thinking the same thing as Gerrard.
“I hope he is here for many, many years because this club is in great hands,” continued the player, “whatever happens now until the end of the season, it's safe.”
Certainly, even if Liverpool do miss out on the Premier League title, they are now virtually guaranteed a return to Champions League football in the coming campaign, which was their original goal at the start of the season.
“He's a winner, he's hungry for success,” continued Gerrard, “he does the right things, he treats players well, he doesn't try and control the football club, or get involved in stuff that has nothing to do with him.
"He just focuses on getting on the training pitch and coaching the team, improving individuals, improving the team and playing football the right way. That's what the supporters want here."
Despite a brilliant career so far, Gerrard has never won the Premier League in his career, and it is the only title missing after winning the Champions League, FA Cup and League Cup.
If things go to plan, he will finally have a Premier League winners medal to complete his trophy cabinet.
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