Featured Matches
Previous
Atletico Madrid
Real Madrid
ESPNDeportes, ESPN3 8:30 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
Bayern Munich
VfL Wolfsburg
1
0
LIVE HT
Game Details
Evian Thonon Gaillard
Paris Saint-Germain
0
0
LIVE 46'
Game Details
US Pescara
Chievo Verona
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Guimaraes
FC Penafiel
1
0
LIVE 32'
Game Details
FC Dallas
Real Salt Lake
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Morelia
U.A.N.L
ESPNDeportes 12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Bayern Munich
VfL Wolfsburg
1
0
LIVE HT
Game Details
Evian Thonon Gaillard
Paris Saint-Germain
0
0
LIVE 46'
Game Details
Aldershot Town
Forest Green Rovers
1
0
LIVE HT
Game Details
Atletico Madrid
Real Madrid
ESPNDeportes, ESPN3 8:30 PM GMT
Leg 2Aggregate: 1 - 1
Game Details
US Pescara
Chievo Verona
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Heidenheimer SB
TSV 1860 Munich
2
2
FT
Game Details
RB Leipzig
FC Erzgebirge Aue
1
0
FT
Game Details
St Pauli
SV Sandhausen
2
1
FT
Game Details
AC Ajaccio
Tours
0
0
LIVE 45'
Game Details
Angers
Chateauroux
0
1
LIVE HT
Game Details
Arles
Sochaux
0
0
LIVE 45'
Game Details
AS Nancy Lorraine
Nimes
0
0
LIVE 75'
Game Details
Clermont Foot
Ajaccio GFCO
3
2
LIVE 71'
Game Details
Créteil
Niort
1
0
LIVE 65'
Game Details
Orléans
Brest
1
0
LIVE 63'
Game Details
Troyes
Stade Laval
0
0
LIVE 76'
Game Details
Valenciennes
Le Havre AC
0
4
LIVE 65'
Game Details
SC Heracles Almelo
Cambuur Leeuwarden
0
0
LIVE 73'
Game Details
Almere City
Jong FC Twente
0
0
LIVE 59'
Game Details
FC Den Bosch
RKC Waalwijk
0
2
LIVE 72'
Game Details
FC Emmen VV
Jong PSV
3
0
LIVE 69'
Game Details
Helmond Sport
FC Oss
2
0
LIVE 35'
Game Details
Jong Ajax
FC Volendam
0
4
LIVE 59'
Game Details
MVV Maastricht
Sparta Rotterdam
0
2
LIVE 66'
Game Details
NEC Nijmegen
Fortuna Sittard
4
1
LIVE 75'
Game Details
Roda JC Kerkrade
FC Eindhoven
2
1
LIVE 72'
Game Details
SC Stormvogels Telstar
Achilles '29
2
0
LIVE 66'
Game Details
VVV Venlo
De Graafschap
1
0
LIVE 69'
Game Details
Guimaraes
FC Penafiel
1
0
LIVE 32'
Game Details
Terek Grozny
FC Arsenal Tula
3
0
FT
Game Details
Racing Genk
KAA Gent
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Mjallby
Helsingborg
1
2
FT
Game Details
Sandnes Ulf
Viking FK
2
2
FT
Game Details
FC Dallas
Real Salt Lake
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Morelia
U.A.N.L
ESPNDeportes 12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Santos
Toluca
2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Newi Cefn Druids
Aberystwyth
0
2
LIVE HT
Game Details
Prestatyn Town
Connah's Quay
1
1
LIVE HT
Game Details
T.N.S.
Bangor City
1
0
LIVE 40'
Game Details
Arsenal de Sarandí
Olimpo de Bahía Blanca
9:15 PM GMT
Game Details
Tigre
Racing Club
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Atlante
Coras Tepic
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Mineros de Zacatecas
Oaxaca
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Correcaminos
Dorados de Sinaloa
1:30 AM GMT
Game Details
América Mineiro
AA Ponte Preta
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Oeste
Boa MG
10:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Icasa
CR Vasco da Gama
12:50 AM GMT
Game Details
Santiago Wanderers
Audax Italiano
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Defensor Sporting
Rentistas
10:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Liga de Loja
Club Deportivo Cuenca
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Universidad De Costa Rica
Pumas Generalena
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Honduras Progreso
Platense
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Next
Richard Jolly profile picture Posted by Richard Jolly
Jan 12, 2014

Rodgers talks up new Gerrard role

Brendan Rodgers believes Steven Gerrard could be the perfect holding midfielder after using the England captain in the role during Liverpool’s 5-3 win over Stoke on Sunday.

Steven Gerrard celebrates make it 3-2 to Liverpool from the penalty spot.
 Steven Gerrard scored from the penalty spot.

• Rodgers full of praise for Reds
• Jolly: A Sterling effort

Gerrard, 33, used to play just behind a sole striker and has spent much of the season in a deeper role, but with Lucas Leiva playing as the defensive midfielder.

But at the Britannia Stadium, where the Reds skipper scored a penalty, he operated behind Lucas and Jordan Henderson, the other two central midfielders in the Liverpool team.

And Rodgers believes Gerrard has the authority and the passing skills to flourish in the role just in front of the centre-backs.

He said: “I just feel he's someone who fits the profile of that role, he does it a bit more with England and I think that in the period we had real success with playing with a controlling player and two guys pressing and playing in the corridor central.

“I just feel that position is perfect for him. He's got the personality to play it. When you play in that controlling role, you need someone who can get on the ball.

“He gives us great variety with his passing, you saw a couple of times from deep where some might make a short pass but he opened the game up for us and stretched the game with his vision and quality.

“And I also thought he showed great leadership as well, he was sliding across, blocking lines of pass, he was dropping in, he was making headers.

“So I think at this stage of his career -- I spoke a lot to him on it -- it was just about the timing of him playing the role. You saw him today and I thought he played it really well.”  

Rodgers also revealed he expects to have defender Mamadou Sakho back for Liverpool’s next game, at home to Aston Villa on Saturday.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.