Liverpool captain Gerrard: Rodgers showed courage leaving Swansea

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard says Brendan Rodgers took a big risk leaving Swansea City.

Gerrard thinks it was a fine appointment.

"Our fans demand that we are successful and that we win and if you are looking for a young manager out there who has everything going for him who can help us achieve that success I think you pick Brendan Rodgers," he told reporters.

"He gave up a top job in a comfortable situation at Swansea, where he'd done fantastically well, and had the bottle and the character to come and take this big job on.

"Now the responsibility and the pressure is shared with the likes of myself and Jamie (Carragher) because it is a tough club as well with the demands and expectations on a daily basis."

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