Gerrard hails Rodgers revolution as Liverpool train at iconic Fenway Park
08:05 GMT, 25 July 2012
Steven Gerrard can't wait to get going after an extended holiday after admitting he is excited by the prospect of working under new Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.
The club captain has been on leave since England limped out of Euro 2012, but joined up with his team this week as they continued their pre-season tour of America.
Bases loaded: Liverpool have been meeting fans and training at Fenway Park – home of the Boston Red Sox – where they play Roma on Wednesday in a pre-season friendly
Gerrard was among the first-team stars
to greet fans at Fenway Park – home of the Boston Red Sox, who are
owned by Liverpool chief John W Henry – where they play Italian side
Roma on Wednesday.
'It's an exciting new era for the
players,' the England skipper said. 'We've been looking in from our
holidays and hearing what the manager has been saying, what his vision
is and what his targets are.
Keeping an eye on things: Brendan Rodgers watched over some of his new signings
'All we can do is give him our full support and work as hard as we can to make his job easier.
'We had two big cup finals last year,
we won one and lost one, and there is certainly a platform there for
this team to grow and improve, and with our new manager and coaching
staff in place, it's an exciting time.
'I'm really excited to get going again in the new set up.'
Worldwide appeal: Andy Carroll and Steven Gerrard were among several to sign autographs
Gerrard's anticipation for the new season was matched by fellow international Glen Johnson.
The full-back had worked with Rodgers at Chelsea when the latter was a youth team coach under Jose Mourinho.
Johnson added: 'I'm really looking
forward to it. I was fortunate enough to work with Brendan before. I
know the training will be fantastic and after a long break I'm really
eager to get back.
'We're going to play a passing game. Brendan has done that everywhere he's gone.'