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Liverpool Lacks Leaders, Quality, Says Rodgers

Posted: May 19, 2015 at 12:57 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Brendan Rodgers admits that there is a lack of quality and leadership within the Liverpool squad and says that the departure of Steven Gerrard will leave a huge void at Anfield

The Reds were beaten 3-1 by Crystal Palace in Gerrard’s final home game on Saturday, with the former England international set to join LA Galaxy this summer.

Rodgers’s side has struggled this season and is guaranteed to miss out on Champions League football, with Manchester United now seven points clear of the Reds with one game of the season remaining.

Although Liverpool finished second in the Premier League last season, Rodgers admits that there is currently a shortage of quality at Anfield.

“That’s what we have to find – the answers to that,” he said. “You have to find the solutions. It is an incredible lot of experience, game management and quality gone out of the team but it is something we will find I am sure.

“Stevie has a huge influence in the changing room and a star quality. Of course it is something that will be missed, but if you want to be the big player at a club like this, you have to step up and make the contribution in the big games.

“That is the idea next season. I am sure that will be the case.

“We have players with good character and if we can throw in some quality, that it is important.

“We need threat at the top end of the field because too many have disappeared for us; you only need to look at the number of goals.