BRENDAN RODGERS

  • Daniel Sturridge picks up new injury in training 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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...
  • Rodgers 'pleased' with Liverpool's comeback win over City July 31, 2014

    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 24year 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 33 at Crystal Palace on Monday. City's 32 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 fivetimes 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 33yearold 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 33yearold 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 27yearold 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 11, 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...