Kenny Dalglish has shrugged off claims that club captain, Steven Gerrard, is no longer the player he was several years ago.
The claims arose after the 31 year-old has had to miss seven months through a groin injury, and it isn’t the first time an injury has kept the midfielder out for a long period.
Despite this, the Liverpool manager says that his superstar international is as good as ever and can only strengthen his side.
The Scot noted: “If you have got someone like Steven in your squad, it is going to raise the profile and the standard.”
He went on to say: “There are players who you will always appreciate for what they have done for the football club and he has done as much for the club as anyone else.”