Brendan Rodgers sports a snazzy looking Christmas jumper as he speaks to the press before Liverpool’s Premier League match against Aston Villa at Anfield. Topics for discussion include racism, diving, nets between fans and players at football grounds, recent results, and the usual build up chat for the upcoming game. Rodgers also talks about Joe Cole’s recent impact, and comments his opposing manager Paul Lambert’s task at Aston Villa. Selected quotes: On diving: “Luis Suarez was held up as the only one that seemed to be doing it. I think that whenever many other players, both British and European players continue reading
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Brendan Rodgers discusses several issues in the build up to Sunday’s game against Newcastle United. He gives his thoughts on potential January signings such as Theo Walcott; comments on Steven Gerrard who will be making his 600th appearance for the club this weekend; and discusses the abilities of his opposite number Alan Pardew.
Brendan Rodgers talks about the fallout from the Merseyside derby, including Luis Suarez and his theatrics in front of David Moyes. He also discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the Liverpool squad, the progress of individual players, the forthcoming game against Newcastle, and gives his opinion on the recent TV series, Being Liverpool. He starts off by talking about the upcoming home game against Newcastle. Selected Quotes: Commenting on Luis Suarez dive in front of David Moyes in the Merseyside Derby: “I thought it was quite funny, and to be fair David did. It’s also something that’s gone out of continue reading
Brendan Rodgers’ press conference in the build up to his first Merseyside derby as Liverpool manager. In it he speaks about the squad fitness after the midweek Europa League game, as well as the importance of the Merseyside derby to the people of Liverpool. Selected Quotes “I would hope that this weekend we might start to get a decision that goes our way for once” “It’s everything. For the people of Liverpool football is a way of life. For many other cities or countries it’s a sport and it’s a pastime but football here is a way of life” “Worldwide, continue reading
Once Brendan Rodgers joined Liverpool, you knew it would only be a matter of time before certain sections of the press and media began to turn on him. In his season in the Premier League with Swansea he could do no wrong. Their playing style was so impressive to some that they were labelled Swanselona and two of their players, Joe Allen and Leon Britton, were compared with Iniesta and Xavi. Rodgers’ own performances in post match interviews and press conferences were equally as lauded, with the usual “breath of fresh air” tag being stuck on him, as they had continue reading
Brendan Rodgers comments on Liverpool’s impressive 5-2 victory away at Norwich. The game saw Liverpool give chances to a few youngsters including Andre Wisdom replacing the injured Martin Kelly, and Suso coming in for Fabio Borini. The highlight of the game was Luis Suarez’s impressive hat-trick – his second in successive games a Carrow Road. Oussama Assaidi also made his league debut in this game.
When the Fox TV cameras were brought in to document Liverpool’s FA Cup final meeting with Chelsea last season, they probably had a whole first episode planned around an FA Cup triumph. Instead, Liverpool were defeated by Chelsea, and the first episode of being Liverpool, which was shown to British viewers for the first time on channel 5 last night, gave only a few minutes of its short attention span to the match. In an occasionally interesting but fairly uneventful program made for American TV, Being Liverpool focussed primarily on Liverpool’s pre season tour of America, and the appointment continue reading
Andy Carroll has been burdened with a one dimensional tag after experiencing, to put it nicely, a slow start to his Liverpool career. A season of balls lumped to him from deep with both Liverpool and England have left the big number nine with a target man label which will be difficult to shake off. Enter Brendan Rodgers, a manager who has a philosophy of football in which a long ball forward might see you dropped or even sold, and you begin to see the problems faced by Liverpool’s record signing. Newcastle used Andy Carroll’s strengths, and they weren’t necessarily continue reading