Brendan Rodgers

  • Rodgers 'pleased' with Liverpool's comeback win over City 9 hours 57 minutes ago

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted with his side's positive response to tactical changes after they twice rallied against Manchester City to edge out the Premier League champions in a New York friendly on Wednesday. Stevan Jovetic gave City, who finished two points ahead of Liverpool last season, the lead twice...
  • Rodgers praises Suarez, says Liverpool moving on July 23, 2014

    Boston: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says the team is moving on after Luis Suarez' departure to Barcelona for a $130 million transfer fee. "He gave everything for Liverpool," Rodgers said on Tuesday when asked if Suarez had let the club down. "Of course there have been issues, but they're in the...
  • This is only the beginning for Liverpool, says Brendan Rodgers May 10, 2014

    The Premier League title appears to have slipped through Liverpool's fingers but manager Brendan Rodgers is satisfied with the spirited campaign of a team he insists will return stronger next season. The Reds exceeded expectations to come tantalisingly close to ending their agonising 24-year title wait but defeats by Chelsea and...
  • Brendan Rodgers set to sign new deal with Liverpool May 9, 2014

    Liverpool: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is set to sign a new contract at the end of the season after reviving the fortunes of one of England's biggest clubs. Rodgers said on Friday "there is the framework of a deal that is in place" and will be concluded after the season finishes...
  • Manchester City will win the EPL title, claims Liverpool coach Rodgers May 6, 2014

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Manchester City will win the Premier League title but said his side had made great strides this season despite conceding three late goals to draw 3-3 at Crystal Palace on Monday. City's 3-2 victory at Everton on Saturday put them in control of the title race...
  • Brendan Rodgers looks to bolster Liverpool squad in summer sales May 4, 2014

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is preparing a raid on the transfer market at the end of the season and believes the guarantee of Champions League football and the style of play he has developed at the club will make recruitment easier. The five-times European champions have been the revelation of the...
  • Gerrard to get new Anfield deal until 2016: Rodgers May 3, 2014

    Liverpool will offer captain Steven Gerrard a new contract at the end of the season to keep him at Anfield until at least 2016, according to manager Brendan Rodgers. The 33-year-old midfielder, whose current contract expires at the end of next season, has played a major role in the club's drive...
  • Brendan Rodgers confident Liverpool can rely on Everton for help May 2, 2014

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is confident local rivals Everton will not go easy against Premier League contenders Manchester City, in a pivotal fixture that could affect the destination of the title. If City win on Saturday, they will go back to the top of the table ahead on goal difference of...
  • Steven Gerrard's cruel slip could end Liverpool's title hopes April 28, 2014

    While Luis Suarez's 30 goals have provided much of the impetus behind Liverpool's remarkable rise to Premier League title contenders this season, captain Steven Gerrard has been the beating heart at the centre of the Merseyside revival. Unfortunately for the 33-year-old midfielder, who has spent his entire professional career at the...
  • EPL Scenarios: What Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool need to win the title April 28, 2014

    After an incredible streak of 11 consecutive wins in the English Premier League, Liverpool's run ended at exactly the wrong time, with Brendan Rodgers' side standing on the verge of a 19th title success had they won at Anfield against Chelsea on Sunday. A win against Jose Mourinho's side would have...
  • EPL: Luis Suarez wins PFA Player of the Year award April 28, 2014

    Liverpool striker Luis Suarez has been voted player of the year by his fellow professionals in English football, capping a season in which his scoring prowess helped erase memories of previous bans for racism and biting. The 27-year-old Uruguay international became the first South American to collect the Professional Footballers' Association...
  • Liverpool are feeling no pressure, says coach Rodgers April 25, 2014

    Liverpool are feeling no pressure despite being three games away from the club's first English league championship in 24 years, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Friday. Five points ahead of Sunday's visitors Chelsea and six clear of Manchester City, who have played one game fewer, Liverpool are hot favourites to win...
  • EPL: Liverpool seek to land knockout blow on Chelsea April 25, 2014

    London: Liverpool can eliminate one of their two rivals from the Premier League title race by beating Chelsea on Sunday and the way the dice is rolling for them they might even have one hand on the trophy by the end of the weekend. If Brendan Rodgers's side overcome second-placed Chelsea...
  • Raheem Sterling is the best young player in Europe: Brendan Rodgers April 20, 2014

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hailed Raheem Sterling as the best young player in European football after the 19-year-old played a starring role in their 3-2 win against Norwich City on Sunday. Victory lifted Liverpool to 80 points and with just three games to go they lead second-placed Chelsea, who they play...
  • Rodgers hails 'remarkable, incredible' Liverpool April 13, 2014

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers praised an "incredible" performance as his side took a huge stride towards the Premier League title with an enthralling 3-2 home win against Manchester City on Sunday. Liverpool's 10th straight league victory carried them to 77 points, five points ahead of Chelsea - who play Swansea in...
  • Liverpool's Suarez only has eyes for the team prize April 12, 2014

    London: Luis Suarez is only three goals away from setting a new scoring record for a 38-game Premier League season - not bad considering he was still serving a ban for biting when it started. The Uruguayan says he will not have personal milestones on his mind on Sunday, however, when...
  • Liverpool can handle pressure at the top, says Brendan Rodgers April 4, 2014

    Six wins away from a first English championship in almost quarter of a century, the pressure is growing on Liverpool, whose manager Brendan Rodgers is delighted with the way they are handling it. The Merseysiders, five-times European Cup winners, have not claimed the domestic title since 1990 but maximum points from...
  • Liverpool coach stays grounded as title charge gains pace March 31, 2014

    Liverpool: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers refused to join with supporters in growing excited about his team's prospects of winning a first Premier League title, despite going to the top of the table on Sunday. Yet he did admit that it had been another impressive performance in crushing Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 for...
  • Title-chasing Liverpool under 'no pressure', says Rodgers March 28, 2014

    Brendan Rodgers rejected Tim Sherwood's claims that Liverpool may struggle with the pressure of being in the title race when Tottenham Hotspur visit Anfield in the Premier League on Sunday. Second-placed Liverpool, who have 68 points from 31 games, have been the surprise packages in the Premier League this season and...
  • Rodgers calls record-equalling Suarez 'remarkable' March 23, 2014

    Having exhausted most superlatives to describe Luis Suarez, Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers settled for "remarkable" when the Uruguayan equalled Anfield great Robbie Fowler's Premier League scoring record on Saturday. A hat-trick in a 6-3 win at struggling Cardiff City lifted the striker with a devilish reputation to 28 league goals for...
  • Liverpool chomping at the bit for Manchester United clash, says Brendan Rodgers March 13, 2014

    London: Sunday's north-west derby with arch-rivals Manchester United cannot come fast enough for Liverpool, according to manager Brendan Rodgers, whose side will start as favourites. Four consecutive victories have propelled Liverpool into second place in the Premier League, seven points behind Chelsea with a game in hand, if they make it...
  • Brendan Rodgers stays grounded as Liverpool fans dream March 1, 2014

    As Liverpool fans start to dream of a first Premier League title in 24 years manager Brendan Rodgers is intent on keeping feet firmly on the ground. Liverpool are fourth, four points adrift of leaders Chelsea, after forcing their way into a four-way scrap at the top with swashbuckling recent displays...
  • Rodgers has no intention of curbing Liverpool's attacking ways February 24, 2014

    Liverpool: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will not sacrifice his side's thrilling attacking style in favour of tightening up the defence as the Merseysiders continue to keep themselves in the hunt for a first Premier League title. Sunday's 4-3 win over Swansea City moved Liverpool back to within four points of leaders...
  • Rodgers hails 'phenomenal' Sterling as England's finest February 9, 2014

    London: Liverpool youngster Raheem Sterling is currently the best winger in England, his manager Brendan Rodgers said after the 19-year-old's two-goal performance helped the Merseysiders thrash Arsenal on Saturday. Sterling was a fleet-footed menace throughout the 5-1 victory at Anfield, scoring Liverpool's third and fifth goals and tearing into the visiting...
  • Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers backs Kolo Toure after costly error February 3, 2014

    London: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers refused to criticise defender Kolo Toure after his glaring error gifted West Bromwich Albion striker Victor Anichebe an equalising goal in their 1-1 Premier League draw on Sunday. Liverpool, who stayed fourth in the table on 47 points, took the lead on 24 minutes when Uruguay's...
  • Brendan Rodgers happy with comeback draw versus Aston Villa January 19, 2014

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was pleased with "a good point" after his side recovered from a two-goal deficit to draw 2-2 at home to Aston Villa in the Premier League on Saturday. Daniel Sturridge's goal just before halftime and Steven Gerrard's 53rd-minute penalty after Luis Suarez was fouled salvaged a draw...
  • Rodgers says Gerrard could continue sitting deep January 13, 2014

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says captain Steven Gerrard could continue in a deeper midfielder position as the 33-year-old enters the twilight of his career. Gerrard made his 650th appearance for the Merseyside club in Sunday's entertaining 5-3 Premier League win over Stoke City, scoring a 51st minute penalty as the Reds...
  • Working with Luis Suarez will stay with me for life: Brendan Rodgers January 10, 2014

    London: Liverpool's Luis Suarez added the Premier League Player of the Month award to his list of credits on Friday with manager Brendan Rodgers saying working with the Uruguayan goal machine would "stay with me for a lifetime". Suarez struck 10 goals in December, including four in a 5-1 win over...
  • Liverpool manager Rodgers fined for referee comment January 9, 2014

    London: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was fined 8,000 pounds by the English FA and warned about his future conduct on Thursday over media comments he made about match officials. Rodgers admitted a misconduct charge following his outburst after Liverpool's 2-1 Premier League defeat at Manchester City on December 26. Rodgers criticised the...
  • Hull win best of the season, says Liverpool boss January 2, 2014

    Liverpool: Liverpool have beaten arch-rivals Manchester United and thumped big spending Tottenham Hotspur this season, but manager Brendan Rodgers believed Wednesday's 2-0 success over Hull City was their best of the campaign. Daniel Agger's 36th minute header and Luis Suarez's peach of a free-kick five minutes after halftime secured all three...