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Gerrard calls on senior Liverpool players to embrace leadership roles

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has called on senior teammates to take on a bigger leadership role.

Gerrard admits a big void has been left by the retirement of Jamie Carragher and the departure of Pepe Reina.

"Now that Jamie's left and Pepe's gone, I suppose there is more pressure on me and I never shirk responsibility at this club," said Gerrard.

"I was given the captaincy at a young age and I've managed to live with it for 10 years. But I think it's also down to other players in the group. I think it's time for the likes of Daniel Agger, Lucas Leiva, Glen Johnson and other experienced players to come behind me and help me lead this team to big things.

"The talent's certainly there, now we just have to deliver."

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