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Liverpool boss Rodgers: Gerrard doesn't need to change all-action style

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says there's no reason for Steven Gerrard to curb his swashbuckling style.

The 33-year-old sealed the Three Lions' qualification for next summer's World Cup with a late burst beyond the Poland defence and composed finish over the goalkeeper at Wembley on Tuesday evening.

Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo: "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.

"When I play three midfield players I only look at one of the midfield players to hold.

"Whether I play with the structure of two in front of a one, or one in front of a two, I always like to have two attacking midfield players and one defensive, controlling player.

"Is he still able to do for us what he did for England the other night? Absolutely."

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