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Brendan Rodgers defends Jordan Henderson following Sir Alex Ferguson's critique

Brendan Rodgers says that Sir Alex Ferguson was wrong to criticise Jordan Henderson in his new autobiography.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has slammed Sir Alex Ferguson for criticising midfielder Jordan Henderson in his new autobiography.

The former Manchester United boss, who retired at the end of last season, stated in his book My Autobiography that Henderson could have fitness problems in the future because of his running style.

"The one thing that I will add that I was disappointed about, bitterly disappointed about, was what he said on Jordan Henderson," Rodgers said in a press conference. "Sir Alex is obviously someone who works with young players and nurtured them.

"The statement in terms of Jordan was inappropriate really. This is a young guy who I've worked with now for over a season, and you won't get a more honest player.

"So I'm sure that, somewhere along the line, if Sir Alex bumps into Jordan Henderson he'll apologise for that because it was something I didn't think was right, especially from someone who knows that every word to a young player is important."

Rodgers has also claimed today that it was "harsh" for Ferguson to describe Reds captain Steven Gerrard as "not a top, top player".

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