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'Nonsense' - Gerrard posts picture on Instagram to deny rift with Rodgers

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard this morning described rumours of a fall-out with manager Brendan Rodgers as "nonsense".

The Reds midfielder was surprisingly omitted from the team that defeated Stoke at Anfield yesterday, and the rumour mill has quickly cranked up with regards to the player's future under Rodgers.

Just to set the record straight media talk of a fall out between us 2 is NONSENSE ..have a nice Sunday #together#solid#ynwa

Uma foto publicada por Steven Gerrard (@stevengerrard) a

After the 1-0 victory, Rodgers played down the significance of dropping Gerrard, saying it isn't realistic to think he could feature in every match.

"Every player wants to play every minute of every game but the reality is that at this level, and how competitive it is and the squad we have got here, you can't just rely on Steven in every single game," he said.

Today the club skipper posted a picture of the pair on his Instagram page to dismiss the rumours of a bust-up.

"Just to set the record straight media talk of a fall out between us 2 is NONSENSE ..have a nice Sunday #together#solid#ynwa," he wrote.

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Brendan Rodgers, left, felt bad for leaving Steven Gerrard, right, out of his side on the 16th anniversary of his Liverpool debut

Brendan Rodgers, left, felt bad for leaving Steven Gerrard, right, out of his side on the 16th anniversary of his Liverpool debut

Brendan Rodgers, left, felt bad for leaving Steven Gerrard, right, out of his side on the 16th anniversary of his Liverpool debut

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