Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool must move forward, despite Gerrard’s impending departure

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Ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Sunderland in the Premier League on Saturday (Watch live, 7:45 a.m. ET on NBCSN and online via Live Extra) Brendan Rodgers believes his side must move on from Steven Gerrard’s decision to join the LA Galaxy, no matter how hard it is.

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With the legendary midfielder and club captain announcing he will leave Anfield to join LA at the end of the 2014-15 season, the next five months will see Gerrard embark on a lengthy farewell tour.

Despite his appreciation for everything Gerrard has achieved at Liverpool during his 17-year career with the club, Rodgers does not want his impending departure to become a distraction for other players as they aim to mount a top four challenge.