VIDEO: Steven Gerrard ‘has all qualities to be a great coach’

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes Steven Gerrard has all the qualities to make a successful career in management, but says the club did not offer him a coaching role as he wanted to continue playing.

Liverpool captain Gerrard may only have a limited number of matches remaining for his boyhood club but that will not affect Rodgers’ team selections.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers

The 34-year-old midfielder, who will leave in the summer when his contract expires to continue his playing career in America, is likely to be on the bench for Monday’s FA Cup third round tie against AFC Wimbledon as Rodgers sticks to his strategy of using Gerrard judiciously in order to obtain the best from the Anfield legend.

Here, Rodgers discusses Gerrard’s desire to continue playing and says the Kop idol would be a fine addition to the coaching staff at Anfield should he return in the future.