Liverpool's Gerrard: Capello departure was shock

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard is happy to be playing for England coach Roy Hodgson. Gerrard is just getting used to life again under Hodgson — a man who was his manager at Liverpool.

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard is happy to be playing for England coach Roy Hodgson.

Gerrard is just getting used to life again under Hodgson — a man who was his manager at Liverpool.

He said: “It was a shock when Fabio left. Now there’s been a change, we have to get on with it. Usually when a new manager comes in you get a big boost. I like the manager, he’s got a lot of strengths.

“The key to Roy is he tries to make a side very difficult to beat. We were straight into team shape with him telling us what he expected.

“We need to be difficult to beat, play at a high tempo and be better in possession. If we do those three things, we’ll have a chance of doing well."

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