Ian Rush: 'Gerrard can play for two more years'

Legendary Liverpool striker Ian Rush backs captain Steven Gerrard to play for another couple of years.

Liverpool legend Ian Rush believes that captain Steven Gerrard still has another couple of years of his playing career ahead of him.

Gerrard, who announced his England retirement on Monday, turned 34 in May, but former striker Rush thinks that the Reds skipper can still play on for a number of seasons.

FourFourTwo quotes him as saying: "It's how well the manager coaches him really. I think there's still another two years left in Steven Gerrard.

"It's not just about physically, I think being in the dressing room before that, motivating people, getting people going and that's what he's all about. He's a leader and we need those leaders.

"Even if they're not producing the best on the pitch we need them in there. Without a doubt if the manager treats him well he's got another two years left in him."

Meanwhile, Jordan Henderson has stated his belief that Gerrard's retirement will benefit Brendan Rodgers's side this season.

Jordan Henderson of Liverpool celebrates scoring their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on May 8, 2012
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