Impossible Task. Those are the words Brendan Rodgers used when asked to summarise the contribution Steven Gerrard has made to Liverpool. It might also reflect the gargantuan task of replacing him.
The Liverpool legend has confirmed that he will leave the Anfield club after 17 seasons, as he continues his career outside of England.
This is an era where the word 'legend' is vastly overused, but in his case it actually doesn't do him justice.
Rodgers thanked Gerrard for the support he received when Rodgers arrived from Swansea, and commended the character that Gerrard has shown in Rodgers' time on Merseyside. Rodgers reflected that Gerrard exceeded his expectations, and his commitment to Liverpool was a big reason why Liverpool have improved since the Northern Irishman's appointment.
As a player he is immense and the influence he has on games should never be understated. At times he has carried this club on his back and in my time here he has always shown the ability that has rightly seen him be regarded as one of the world's best for well over a decade.
As a leader and as a man, he is probably incomparable to anyone I have ever worked with.
Read the full statement from Rodgers here
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