Liverpool ace Steven Gerrard admits manager Brendan Rodgers is under huge pressure after succeeding Kenny Dalglish.

Gerrard says following Dalglish will be every bit as tough for Rodgers as it will be for the man who succeeds Sir Alex Ferguson at United.

"I think it is like following Sir Alex Ferguson because Kenny's regarded here the same way Ferguson is at United," Gerrard told the Daily Mail. "The fact that Kenny was sacked at the end of last season won't make any difference either.

"The relationship between the supporters and Kenny will never change. That's the difficult thing. You talk about closure but there will never be closure. You can't close the book on Kenny at this club until the day he passes away."