Gerrard comments on challenge Rodgers has been facing in recent weeks

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has commented on a problem manager Brendan Rodgers has been facing.

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has told the club’s website what he feels has been a problem for manager Brendan Rodgers over the last few weeks.

Gerrard feels that his boss has been tested in the way he’s utilised his squad, engineering a position and platform for the Reds to mount an attack on the Champions League places ahead of next season.

“In recent weeks the manager has had to utilise all of the squad and each player who has got on the pitch has taken their chance by performing well,” said Gerrard.

“I've said previously that choosing the starting XI should never be an easy task for the boss and when everyone is available that will certainly be the case.”

Rodgers deserves a huge pat on the back for the way he’s got Liverpool’s squad playing effectively under a new system.

The side were challenged over the first half of the season, with teams working hard to eradicate their main threats, which nearly won the side the league last year.

The aim for the rest of the season is going to be possible FA Cup success, but more importantly a Champions League place.

The latter of those two possibilities is important for the club from a financial standing and also in terms of the calibre of the players Rodgers can attract in the summer.

As things stand, Liverpool are two points behind Manchester United, who currently hold fourth place.

Their incentive is not just the benefits the Champions League brings but securing that ahead of United, which may also pave the way for them to sack another manager.

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