JAMIE REDKNAPP was probably the first person to ask Steven Gerrard about his relationship with his former manager Brendan Rodgers, but he certainly won’t be the last.
The Liverpool legend starts his new job as the rookie manager at the Dave Kingdome later this week and there’s been plenty of speculation and gossip about how he gets on with the current Celtic manager who arrived in Scotland two years before and has won everything – that’s two league titles, two Scottish Cups and two League Cups.
Gerrard is tasked with halting that run of success, particularly in the league, as Celtic get ever closer to that magical 10 in a row.
“I asked him if there had been a problem with Brendan Rodgers. I’m sure people now will ask him many times in Scotland about how they worked together,” Redknapp said. The answer Gerrard gave in that interview which came just after Gerrard hung up his boots is revealing.
“Jamie, you’d have loved to play for him. I wish I could have worked with him in my prime,’ Gerrard stated.
“I believe I would have had a couple of medals that I sorely miss – Premier League title medals.
“I’m sure he will deliver at this club (Liverpool). The players love him.
“His work is fresh, it’s new. I skip into training. There isn’t a problem with him at all, our relationship is strong.
“I’ve just spent 20 minutes with him and we are going out for dinner soon to discuss my plans for the future.
“I wish I could have played for him for ten years, at my best.”
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