Liverpool legend John Aldridge feels Brendan Rodgers' tactical rejigging has brought forward his plans by 12 months.

Aldridge wrote in the Sunday World: "He has devised a new deeper role for skipper Steven Gerrard that is working a treat.

"It is giving Liverpool a fresh attacking dimension from the base of their midfield and all of a sudden Rodgers has moved a project that looked like taking at least three years forward by 12 months."