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Rodgers Questions Fergie's Values

Alex Ferguson did what he set out to do and knocked Liverpool off their ****** perch.

There may have been mitigating circumstances for the way the Reds surrendered British football supremacy to the Red Devils but Fergie’s role cannot be underestimated.

It does seem odd though, that even after his retirement, Fergie still can’t stop talking about Liverpool.

In his recently released autobiography, the great manager takes a swipe at Reds skipper Steven Gerrard, by suggesting he is overrated.

Despite having made an audacious bid to sign him in 2005, Fergie writes that Gerrard is not a "top, top player."

Reds manager Brendan Rodgers strongly disagrees and has launched a staunch defence of Gerrard, who is likely to go down in history as the greatest Liverpool player of all time.

"Everyone who's seen that would probably say it's more than harsh," Rodgers said of Fergie’s estimation of Gerrard on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show.

"I've watched Steven over many years and recognised he was a top player but it's only when you come in and work with the man and realise how professional he is on a daily basis that you understand his performance level.

"This is a guy who at 33 years of age who is a top, top player. He's a wonderful talent and I don't think anyone could argue."

Meanwhile, Rodgers will have warmed the cockles of every Liverpool fan’s heart by levelling his own criticism at Fergie.

The Reds boss is unimpressed by the old Scot’s tell-all autobiography and cannot believe that Fergie would break football’s code of "omerta" by divulging dressing room secrets.

"Anyone who's been in football knows that whatever is said behind closed doors and in the changing room is something you wouldn't want to hear again," Rodgers said in the Daily Mail.

"It's something that's vitally important. You want to know as a human being that you can speak openly and communication is honest and hopefully wouldn't get repeated.

"You would like to think you would still have some old school values and ethics that whatever is said you take it on the chin and keep it behind closed doors and move on."

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