Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers praises role of England captain Steven Gerrard
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has no doubt that Steven Gerrard can continue to reproduce the kind of swashbuckling performance he showed for England in midweek at club level.
The 33-year-old sealed the Three Lions’ qualification for next summer’s World Cup with a late burst beyond the Poland defence and a composed finish at Wembley on Tuesday – a "typical Gerrard goal" according to his club boss.
Rodgers said: "I was delighted for Steven. His role for England is so important and it gets extremely under-played a lot of the time.
"His leadership since he was appointed England captain and how he has marshalled that group through has been outstanding.
"He sets the example and his performance level has been incredible. I think sometimes because of the level he has set it sometimes gets taken for granted.
"Make no mistake, the England players and the manager were under real pressure in those two games but they have come out of them with flying colours."
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, Rodgers added: "It's a great credit to him and his qualities that he's so comfortable in a number of different roles.
"I always said his game will change over these coming years but that's not necessarily now. There have been no specific instructions for him to sit any more than he has done with England.
"Is he still able to do for us what he did for England the other night? Absolutely.”