Sunday 21 January 2018

Rodgers denies mutiny reports

BRENDAN Rodgers has moved rapidly to quell speculation that he is dealing with a mini-dressing room mutiny after Liverpool's chastening defeat by Arsenal on Saturday.

Unusually, Rodgers (left) went outside his normal media routine to deny that yesterday's training session was anything more than a normal match review.

Reports this morning claimed that Rodgers was on the receiving end of some serious player discontent when he brought his squad in for a warm-down session and had some sharp words for senior men about commitment.

"I've heard that this morning. It is something you can't help," he said. "We have lots of meetings here in terms of analysing performance and it was no different to a whole host of meetings we have all year.

"Those meetings helped us recover from the bad start we had to win 10 games out of 13. It was nothing really; it was just analysing performance, analysing where we are at and then feeding forward to the players.

"With seven games to go and an FA Cup quarter-final there are objectives we can clearly achieve. It is just unfortunate something else was made up.

"I have a great bunch of players here who tirelessly every single day give me everything and you can see that in how we play.

"We might be short in terms of several elements but in terms of the commitment and work ethic that is pretty clear and has been since I've been here," said Rodgers.


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