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Celtic boss Rodgers compares Brown wth Liverpool great Gerrard

Brendan Rodgers suggests Scott Brown is his Celtic version of Steven Gerrard.

The Scottish midfielder is the heart and soul of the Bhoys but what comes with being the captain and spiritual leader of a big club is plenty of negativity when the chips are down.

Rodgers saw that firsthand at Liverpool with Gerrard and has likened the relationship between the Hoops fans and Brown as similar to that with Stevie G and the Reds faithful.

"They are very similar. They want what is best for the club," said Rodgers, comparing Brown to the LA Galaxy star.

"Scott's ambition is for the club, not for himself.

"That's what you find in these types of players – they are not selfish. Everything they do is based around what's best for the team and they put themselves secondary to that.

"Steven, like Scott, was a wonderful ambassador for his club. And in the changing room they are very strong, they are able to lead.

"You need your lieutenants in there who can control that and certainly he is one of them.

"He is such a driving force for the team, sometimes when things don't go so well for the team the player gets the brunt of it. I saw that with Steven Gerrard.

"Everything Steven did at Liverpool, there were still times when he bore the brunt of it.

"But thankfully he (Brown) has a strong character. Mentally he is very good and knows he has a big responsibility here as one of the main pillars of the club."


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