SUNDERLAND – Brendan Rodgers revealed the reason play Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is only one round of the game against Sunderland this weekend. This was done in the 44-year-old coach, to keep Gerrard conditions so as not to get injured.
In a match that took place at the Stadium of Lights on Saturday (10/01/2015) night, Liverpool successfully emerged as the winner over the host team. Lazar Markovic goal in the ninth minute first half of the decisive victory achieved by the children of the Reds in the game.
However, a surprising decision made by Rodgers in the second round will begin. Northern Ireland coach was pulling out Gerrard to be replaced by a defender, namely Dejan Lovren.
Gerrard discharge practically changed the game shown Liverpool. They are more perform under pressure Sunderland who do not want to lose points in front of their own supporters.
Looking at it, make Rodgers also provide comments on the turn he has done to Gerrard. He argued it is done so that the 34-year-old player was injured.
“I have a good reason to do it (drawn discharge Gerrard). I just wanted to guard that he was injured in the match (against Sunderland) today, “said Rodgers, as reported Sportmole, Sunday (11/01/2015).
“He is an important player for us. I do not want him to get injured and miss the important matches we will go through this season, “said the former coach of Swansea City.