BRENDAN RODGERS

  • Liverpool getting back to their best, says Brendan Rodgers Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • Champions League: It's in our hands now, says Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers November 27, 2014

    Sofia: Under-pressure Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said he always believed his side's Champions League fate would come down to the last match at home to FC Basel and he has been proved right. Liverpool conceded a late equaliser in a 2-2 draw away to Bulgarian side Ludogorets on Wednesday, leaving them...
  • Steven Gerrard criticism hugely unfair, says Brendan Rodgers November 26, 2014

    Under-fire Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard may not be enjoying his best spell of form but he is still "a top class player", manager Brendan Rodgers said ahead of their Champions League clash with Ludogorets. The 34-year-old midfielder has come in for particular criticism this season, with fans questioning whether it is...
  • Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers unfazed by Selhurst Park return November 21, 2014

    Brendan Rodgers says he is not haunted by the memories of throwing away a 3-0 lead against Crystal Palace last season, but after a poor start to the current campaign the Liverpool manager will not want to see a repeat performance at Selhurst Park on Sunday. Liverpool's chances of claiming their...
  • Real Madrid trip can lift Liverpool's season: Rodgers November 4, 2014

    Liverpool see Tuesday's Champions League game at holders Real Madrid as a chance to prove their doubters wrong and get their season back on track, said coach Brendan Rodgers and midfielder Jordan Henderson. Beaten 1-0 at Newcastle United on Saturday, a fourth defeat in 10 Premier League games this season, Liverpool...
  • Brendan Rodgers unimpressed by Balotelli's shirt swap October 23, 2014

    Mario Balotelli's misfiring career at Anfield took another turn for the worst against Real Madrid on Wednesday with a halftime shirt-swap that did not impress manager Brendan Rodgers. With Liverpool 3-0 down and being outclassed by the champions, Balotelli was spotted by TV cameras indulging in an exchange of shirts with...
  • Brendan Rodgers banks on 'big-game' Balotelli to fire against Real Madrid October 22, 2014

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes it is just a matter of time until Mario Balotelli rediscovers his scoring touch and has backed the misfiring Italian to find the target in Wednesday's Champions League clash against Real Madrid. After completing a 16 million pounds ($25.79 million) move from AC Milan in August,...
  • Champions League: Liverpool expect fans to raise roof for Real visit October 22, 2014

    Liverpool will expect their noisy fans to recreate the special Anfield atmosphere that has helped them become kings of Europe five times when they take on Champions League winners Real Madrid on Wednesday night. Brendan Rodgers's team, third in Group B with three points from two matches, have not yet shown...
  • Daniel Sturridge picks up new injury in training October 18, 2014

    Liverpool Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has picked up a new injury and will be sidelined for up to another four weeks. Manager Brendan Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo on Friday that Sturridge pulled his calf muscle in training as he prepared to return from a five-week layoff due to a thigh...
  • Daniel Sturridge in frame for Liverpool return October 17, 2014

    London: Daniel Sturridge could feature in Liverpool's Premier League trip to bottom club Queens Park Rangers this weekend, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Friday. The England striker has been unavailable since early September with a thigh injury picked up on international duty, but is close to making a return to the...
  • Liverpool's Rodgers backs Steven Gerrard amid fears over form September 24, 2014

    London: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he has no concerns about the form of captain Steven Gerrard after a series of ineffective displays prompted calls from fans and pundits that it is time to reconsider his role in the team. At 34 years old, Gerrard is entering the period in most...
  • Liverpool don't need to find magic formula, says Brendan Rodgers September 18, 2014

    London: Liverpool are not in need of a magic formula to win Premier League matches and their new arrivals are starting to settle in to life at Anfield, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Thursday. After surpassing expectations last season and finishing second behind champions Manchester City, Liverpool have made an inconsistent...
  • Liverpool face Ludogorets on return to Champions League after 5 years September 16, 2014

    Returning to the Champions League after a fiveyear absence on Tuesday, Liverpool will hope to take advantage of a goalkeeping crisis inflicting their unheralded opponents Ludogorets. The Bulgarians' regular keeper Vladislav Stoyanov is suspended for the Group B game at Anfield after being sent off in the second leg of a...
  • Liverpool will treat Ludogorets like Real Madrid, says Brendan Rodgers September 15, 2014

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has promised to treat Champions League outsiders Ludogorets with the utmost respect when the littleknown Bulgarian side make their debut in the group stage of the competition at Anfield on Tuesday. "We'll respect them like we would if we were playing Real Madrid," Rodgers said on Monday. Saturday's...
  • It's a puzzle for beaten Liverpool without missing pieces September 14, 2014

    Liverpool's 10 defeat by Aston Villa on Saturday was more than an early season setback it raised the question of whether they have the strength in depth to cope with the dual challenge ahead of them this term. For the first time in four years Liverpool are back in the...
  • Liverpool coach promises Raheem Sterling recall after Aston Villa defeat September 14, 2014

    Liverpool: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers confirmed Raheem Sterling will be restored to the starting lineup for their next match after he defended his decision to rest the youngster for the majority of a 10 home defeat by Aston Villa. The Reds were unable to break down the defence of an organised...
  • Liverpool can manage hectic schedule, says manager Brendan Rodgers September 13, 2014

    Brendan Rodgers is confident Liverpool can handle the strain of a hectic period which starts with their Premier League clash against Aston Villa on Saturday. The Reds have five fixtures in three different competitions, including a return to the Champions League after a fiveyear hiatus, over the course of a next...
  • Frustrated Brendan Rodgers slams England's treatment of Daniel Sturridge September 11, 2014

    London: Daniel Sturridge's thigh strain "could have been prevented" and the FA must do more to protect international players from injury, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said on Thursday. Striker Sturridge played 89 minutes of England's 10 friendly win over Norway at Wembley last Wednesday before returning to training 36 hours later...
  • Liverpool prove life after Suarez in Spurs masterclass September 1, 2014

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes his team are back to their sizzling form of last season after a superb victory over Tottenham defied those who predicted a gloomy outlook in the postLuis Suarez era. The Merseysiders' 30 win at White Hart Lane on Sunday was achieved in the same swashbuckling manner...
  • Balotelli in line for Liverpool debut at Spurs August 29, 2014

    Liverpool: Mario Balotelli is in line to make his Liverpool debut against Tottenham on Sunday after impressing manager Brendan Rodgers in the Italy striker's first practice sessions with his new club. Rodgers says Balotelli "has settled in very well and has looked fantastic in training. . He is engrossing himself into...
  • Liverpool will benefit from new belief , says manager Brendan Rodgers August 15, 2014

    Liverpool can take confidence from last season into the new campaign starting this weekend despite missing out on a first English championship for 24 years, manager Brendan Rodgers said on Friday. With three games to play last April, the Merseyside club were hot favourites to win the title for the first...
  • EPL Team Preview: Same again for Swansea in Premier League August 15, 2014

    Swansea: Swansea have ended their three seasons in the Premier League in 11th, ninth and 12th place and another midtable finish will do just nicely for the Welsh club this campaign. After so many years languishing in the lower leagues, just being in the Premier League is beyond the wildest dreams...
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