BRENDAN RODGERS

  • Liverpool need 'top-level striker', says Brendan Rodgers 3 hours 2 minutes ago

    Liverpool need a top-level striker who can play every week and Daniel Sturridge could lose his role as the club's leading man after an injury-hit season, manager Brendan Rodgers has said. Liverpool scored 101 Premier League goals last season, with Sturridge and Luis Suarez netting 52 between them to help Rodgers's...
  • Raheem Sterling faces Brendan Rodgers talks over nitrous oxide allegations April 14, 2015

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will speak to striker Raheem Sterling after footage emerged of the England international apparently taking nitrous oxide. Images published on The Sun's website appeared to show the 20-year-old Sterling passing out unconscious after taking the substance, which is described as a legal high. Sterling, who scored the opening...
  • Liverpool will fight to the end, says Brendan Rodgers April 14, 2015

    Liverpool: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers stressed that his team would give everything to qualify for the Champions League after a 2-0 victory over Newcastle United on Monday left them four points behind Manchester City in the Premier League. With fourth-placed City reeling after Sunday's defeat by Manchester United continued a torrid...
  • Manager Brendan Rodgers rubbishes Liverpool crisis talk April 6, 2015

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has defended his players amid media reports of an acrimonious squad meeting following the 4-1 loss at Arsenal at the weekend, their second Premier League defeat in a row. Speaking to reporters ahead of Wednesday's FA Cup quarter-final replay at Blackburn Rovers, Rodgers praised "a great bunch...
  • Liverpool won't be selling Raheem Sterling, says Brendan Rodgers April 3, 2015

    England forward Raheem Sterling is not for sale and will not be leaving Liverpool at the end of the season despite media speculation over his future, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Thursday. "I'm quite relaxed about it. It's part of the modern game. He has got two and a half years...
  • Liverpool can qualify for Champions League despite defeat, says Rodgers March 23, 2015

    London: Brendan Rodgers admits Liverpool's target of Champions League qualification is a 'big challenge' after Sunday's 1-2 defeat to Manchester United in an English Premier League match, but maintains belief in his side's chances. The loss at the Anfield stadium that saw Steven Gerrard sent off for a stamp on Ander...
  • Breaking from top-4 tussle, Liverpool host Blackburn in FA Cup March 8, 2015

    London: The priority is returning to the Champions League for Manchester United. Winning the FA Cup, though, would provide a bonus prize at the end of a first stuttering season in England for coach Louis van Gaal. Knock out Arsenal in the quarter-finals and the path to Wembley Stadium would become...
  • Wembley should be saved for FA Cup final, says Brendan Rodgers March 7, 2015

    Liverpool are just one game away from playing at Wembley Stadium in the FA Cup but their manager Brendan Rodgers rather wishes they were not. If Liverpool beat Blackburn Rovers in their quarter-final on Sunday, they will travel to London to play the semi-final at English football's most famous stadium but...
  • The 'penny's dropped' for revived Mario Balotelli, says Brendan Rodgers February 15, 2015

    London: Brendan Rodgers watched Mario Balotelli break into a rare smile after his latest major contribution to a Liverpool triumph on Saturday and reflected with satisfaction: "I think the penny's dropped." 'At last', the Liverpool manager might have been tempted to add. After the wholly underwhelming start to life at Anfield,...
  • Everton will be glad to see the back of Steven Gerrard, says Rodgers February 5, 2015

    London: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will follow his 700th club appearance with his final outing in a Merseyside derby on Saturday and manager Brendan Rodgers says Everton will be glad to see the back of him. Gerrard became the third player in the club's history to reach the 700-game mark, behind...
  • Brendan Rodgers excited by Daniel Sturridge's Liverpool return January 30, 2015

    London: Daniel Sturridge is set to make his Liverpool return on Saturday after five months out and for manager Brendan Rodgers there is hope for what he can bring and lingering disappointment over what might have been. When Sturridge was ruled out with a thigh injury on international duty in early...
  • Out-of-favour Balotelli must improve in training, says Rodgers January 25, 2015

    London: Out-of-favour Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli needs to improve in training if he wants to get back into the squad, manager Brendan Rodgers has said. Italian Balotelli, who is yet to score a league goal in 12 appearances since his 16 million pounds ($23.98 million) move from AC Milan in August,...
  • Battling Bolton Wanderers hold Liverpool in FA Cup January 25, 2015

    Liverpool: Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Adam Bogdan led a spirited defensive display as the Championship side earned themselves a fourth round FA Cup replay following a goalless draw at Liverpool on Saturday. The result left Reds manager Brendan Rodgers with the unwanted headache of another fixture, albeit it is only a short...
  • Liverpool will challenge for title next season, says Brendan Rodgers January 22, 2015

    Liverpool will be back challenging for the Premier League title next season after slipping off the pace this time round, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Thursday. The Northern Irishman took Liverpool to the verge of their first English title since 1990 last year before they faltered badly with the prize in...
  • Brendan Rodgers delights in Liverpool turnaround January 18, 2015

    It was a world away from the full-throttle entertainment of last-season's title charge, but Liverpool's 2-0 victory over Aston Villa was a step towards regaining the club's identity, according to manager Brendan Rodgers. Saturday's solid if unspectacular performance against the Premier League's bluntest strike force came courtesy of a goal in...
  • Wanted Steven Gerrard to stay at Anfield: Brendan Rodgers January 3, 2015

    Liverpool: Manager Brendan Rodgers Saturday insisted that Liverpool FC did all it could to keep captain Steven Gerrard at Anfield. Gerrard's glittering 16-year Anfield career will come to an end in May when he leaves to join an undisclosed team in Major League Soccer (MLS) in the United States, having said...
  • Steven Gerrard to leave Liverpool at the end of 2014-15 season January 2, 2015

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will leave the club at the end of the season but will not play for a rival. The 34-year-old midfielder made the announcement on Friday midway through a season when he has no longer been a guaranteed starter. Gerrard said he's "making the announcement now so the manager...
  • Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge set for January return - Brendan Rodgers December 31, 2014

    London: Liverpool's Daniel Sturridge is set for a January return, according to manager Brendan Rodgers, who hinted he was unlikely to dip into the transfer market to solve the club's current striker issues. Sturridge last played for Liverpool in August after suffering a thigh injury on international duty with England and...
  • Mario Balotelli not suited to Liverpool's style, says Brendan Rodgers December 24, 2014

    Mario Balotelli will return to Liverpool's squad for the festive programme but manager Brendan Rodgers was hardly effusive in his praise of the Italy's striker's credentials on Wednesday. The 24-year-old Balotelli has struggled to make an impact at Anfield since his 16 million pounds ($24.88 million) move from AC Milan in...
  • Liverpool may strengthen squad in January: Brendon Rodgers December 24, 2014

    London: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers had said that the English football club may sign players in the January transfer window but refused to divulge the identity of potential targets. The club is reportedly, interested in former striker Fernando Torres and goalkeeper Peter Cech, both Chelsea players. While Torres is currently plying...
  • Liverpool can still be in top four mix, says Brendan Rodgers December 22, 2014

    Liverpool can still finish in the Premier League's top four and claim a place in next season's Champions League, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Sunday after a 2-2 home draw with Arsenal. The point, earned by Martin Skrtel's last-gasp header, left Liverpool in 10th place going into the hectic Christmas fixture...
  • Liverpool getting back to their best, says Brendan Rodgers December 18, 2014

    Liverpool are showing signs of reproducing their scintillating form of last season after a 3-1 win at Bournemouth in the League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday, manager Brendan Rodgers said. Having struggled to recapture the form that propelled them to second place in the Premier League last season, Rodgers' side set up...
  • Brendan Rodgers dismisses reports of Liverpool unrest December 16, 2014

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers rejected reports of dressing room unrest after his side's poor start to the season, saying spirits are high for Wednesday's League Cup quarter-final at second-tier Bournemouth. Rodgers led Liverpool to an unexpected runners-up finish in the Premier League last season but a failure to rediscover that form...
  • Mario Balotelli could return against Manchester United, says Rodgers December 12, 2014

    Mario Balotelli could return for Liverpool at Manchester United this weekend having returned to training after missing a month with a thigh injury, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Friday. The Italian, who has yet to score a Premier League goal for Liverpool since arriving from AC Milan in the close season,...
  • EPL: Liverpool held by Sunderland at Anfield December 6, 2014

    Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers' decision to rest Steven Gerrard failed to pay dividends as even the Liverpool captain's emergence off the bench failed to inspire his side to break down a resolute Sunderland with their Premier League match finishing 0-0 Saturday. Liverpool's must-win Champions League tie at home to Basle on Tuesday,...
  • Liverpool offer Steven Gerrard new contract, says Brendan Rodgers December 1, 2014

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has been offered a new contract but because he is now 34, the midfielder might not play in as many matches as he has done in the past, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Monday. Rodgers confirmed the offer at a news conference ahead of Tuesday's Premier League...
  • Liverpool's Steven Gerrard rubbishes talk of Brendan Rodgers rift November 30, 2014

    Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has dismissed as "nonsense" talk of a falling out with manager Brendan Rodgers after he was dropped from the starting lineup for Saturday's victory over Stoke City. Gerrard was left out of the first 11 for the match at Anfield as Liverpool arrested a run of three...
  • Liverpool cannot keep relying on Gerrard, says Rodgers November 30, 2014

    London: Liverpool can no longer count on 34-year-old captain Steven Gerrard playing in every game, said manager Brendan Rodgers after the 1-0 win over Stoke City on Saturday. The Anfield club marked the 16th anniversary of Gerrard's debut by dropping the midfielder to the bench on the day they celebrated his...
  • Brendan Rodgers hopes Liverpool can feed off adversity November 29, 2014

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants his faltering players to use their disappointing start to the season as a catalyst for a revival in fortunes. A run of three successive Premier League defeats has left the Merseysiders 12th in the table and facing a battle to claw back ground in the race...
  • Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers joint favourite for the sack November 28, 2014

    You would have been hard pressed at the start of the season to find anyone to bet on Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers becoming the first Premier League manager to get the sack, but he is now the bookies' joint favourite. After last season's runners-up spot, a terrible start to this season has...