Liverpool skipper Gerrard hails Rodgers "bottle" for playing kids

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has hailed manager Brendan Rodgers for having the "bottle" to play the kids.

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has hailed manager Brendan Rodgers for having the "bottle" to play the kids.

Rodgers handed 19-year-old Andre Wisdom and Suso, 18, their first starts in the Prem along with 17-year-old veteran Raheem Sterling for victory at Norwich City.

Gerrard said: “A lot of people talk about academies and players coming through the system, but you still need a manager who has the bottle and puts his neck on the line by giving them a chance.

“The manager has done that from day one - he said to them if they show the right attitude and application in training, he would give them a chance and they are doing well.

“We have a good mix, and as senior players we will help guide them and show them the right way.”

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