Brendan Rodgers: 'Sir Alex Ferguson's comments on Steven Gerrard were harsh'

Rodgers: 'Ferguson's Gerrard blast was harsh'
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Brendan Rodgers believes that Sir Alex Ferguson's comments that Steven Gerrard is not a "top player" are "harsh".

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes that captain Steven Gerrard has been 'harshly' treated by Sir Alex Ferguson in the former Manchester United manager's new autobiography.

The Scotsman described the England skipper as "not a top, top player", despite previously claiming that he would have been open to signing the midfielder.

"I think everyone who's seen the comments will think they are harsh," Rodgers told talkSPORT. "I've watched Gerrard for many years and recognised he's a top player but it's only when you come in and work with the man that you realise how professional he is on a daily basis.

"His performance level at 33 years of age shows he's a top, top player. He's a great talent, a wonderful player and I don't think anyone could argue against that."

Gerrard netted his 100th Premier League goal against Newcastle United last weekend.

Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers gestures during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on September 01, 2013
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