If Steven Gerrard Cannot Change Then Brendan Rodgers Must

When Brendan Rodgers arrived at Liverpool, much was made of the need for captain Steven Gerrard to change his game to fit into the pressing and possession style the new manager was bringing with him. However, as the weeks have passed it has become increasingly clear that Gerrard is either unwilling or unable to change his approach to the game, which means that it is now up to Rodgers to manage around the reality—both for good and ill—that is Steven Gerrard.
Though he has often found himself towards the bottom of the list when it comes to passing efficiency under Rodgers, Sunday against Stoke City represented a new low for Gerrard under his new manager as he led Liverpool in attempted passes but was the worst outfield player when it came to having those passes reach their...

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