Gerrard hails Rodgers after Liverpool beat Norwich

Steven Gerrard has praised the methods of Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers after the Reds put five goals past Norwich City in the Premier League on Saturday, the Liverpool Echo has reported.

It was Liverpool’s first league win of the season after Rodgers replaced Kenny Dalglish over the summer, with a goal for captain Gerrard and a strike from Nuri Sahin adding to a Luis Suarez hat-trick. Steve Morison and Grant Holt added consolations for the home side.

Gerrard added that he felt the result had been coming, noting that in past games Liverpool have performed better than results had suggested. He continued: “I said last week when we lost to Manchester United it was a strange feeling because we played really well and should have beaten them.

It was nice to play well again and win this weekend. We are passing the ball well and doing what the manager wants us to do which is pass the ball at a high tempo and it’s enjoyable.

Gerrard started the match in a midfield three, lining up with new signing Joe Allen, bought from Rodgers’ former club Swansea City, and goal scorer Sahin, on a season-long loan from Real Madrid.

Rodgers also chose to put faith in a number of young players, naming Raheem Sterling, Suso and Andre Wisdom in his first XI, handing first league starts to both Suso and Wisdom in the process.

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