Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard is convinced of an exciting new era under Brendan Rodgers.

Gerrard has joined the squad in the USA after an extended summer break following the Euros.

"It's an exciting new era for the players," he told a press conference ahead of Wednesday's friendly with Roma at Fenway Park.

"We've been looking in from our holidays and hearing what the manager has been saying, what his vision is and what his targets are.

"All we can do is give him our full support and work as hard as we can to make his job easier.

"We had two big cup finals last year, we won one and lost one, and there is certainly a platform there for this team to grow and improve, and with our new manager and coaching staff in place, it's an exciting time.

"I'm really excited to get going again in the new set up."