The chairman of Liverpool unveils why he decided to keep Rodgers in Anfield

Liverpool had to settle for the 6th spot of the Premier League in the 2014-15 season and this placement was a disappointing one as the English outfit failed to even snatch a Champions League spot and to make matters worse, Liverpool finished this season by sustaining a 6-1 defeat in the last game.

When this season reached it’s end, Brendan Rodgers was a huge favorite of being sacked and replaced but after a rather surprising turn of events, the Northern Irish coach was kept in charge of the squad.

The chairman of Liverpool, Tom Werner has revealed why he and his team opted to keep Brendan Rodgers in the club.

One of the reasons of why Brendan Rodgers was given another chance for him to step it up and Tom Werner stated that sacking the Irish manager after the end of the previous season would have been a rash decision and Werner along with his teammates are still confident that Rodgers who won the League Manager of the Year in 2014 still have what it takes to push Liverpool to the top spots of the Premier League and maybe even win the English title.

Jurgen Klopp announced his departure as the coach of Borussia Dortmund back in April of 2015 and his last match in charge of the German club occurred in May when his team lost against Wolfsburg in the finals of the 2015 DFB Pokal Cup. Continue reading The chairman of Liverpool unveils why he decided to keep Rodgers in Anfield

Adam Lallana has welcomed Liverpool’s decision

Adam Lallana has welcomed Liverpool’s decision not to hand the axe to Brendan Rodgers.

After Liverpool’s dismal performance the previous season, it seemed as if Rodgers’ time was up at Anfield and he might be asked to leave, but, that did not turn out to be the case as the Reds’ owners kept their trust on the manager intact and let him be at his post.

According to Lallana, Rodgers’ position should actually never have been in doubt as he has been doing his job really well for the last couple of years.

In his interview to an English sports channel, the playmaker said, “its good news that he’s staying. He is one of the most fantastic managers I have worked with so far. You want somebody like him to be in charge for the quick development of the players. He is so knowledgeable in terms of technique.”

Rodgers might have stayed for a bit more time, but, Liverpool has indeed lost a gem in the form of Steven Gerrard who is going to be on his way to America very soon to feature for Los Angeles Galaxy. Continue reading Adam Lallana has welcomed Liverpool’s decision

Liverpool prepared well for their FA Cup semi-final clash

Liverpool prepared well for their FA Cup semi-final clash against Aston Villa by getting a 2-0 win over Newcastle United on Monday. This victory was achieved without striker Daniel Sturridge in the team, but manager Brendan Rodgers remains hopeful that the England international will be able to feature for the team against Villa. The two back-to-back victories – against Blackburn and Newcastle – have been very important for Liverpool, as their confidence went perilously low after the defeats against United and Arsenal. This seemed to end their hopes of a top four place, but it has been rekindled this week after the win over Newcastle.

Sturridge was initially ruled out with a hamstring injury for the month of April. This would be a catastrophe for Liverpool, as they did not have a compliment of strikers capable of scoring goals on a regular basis. However, it appears that the 25-year-old has made rapid progress from his injury and could be available for the game against Villa. He has scored four goals in 12 league appearances this campaign. While speaking about the fitness of Sturridge, Rodgers was more tightlipped about the fitness of striker Mario Balotelli. The Italian international has not featured for Liverpool since his substitute appearance against Manchester United in the 2-1 defeat. Continue reading Liverpool prepared well for their FA Cup semi-final clash

Mario Balotelli scored his First Goal for Liverpool

A few days ago Mario Balotelli scored his first Premier League goal for Liverpool when they played against Tottenham Hotspur and this could be the spark that the Italian forward needed in order to kick-start his career at Anfield as he has not been able to live up to the €16 million fee that Liverpool had to pay in order to lure him away from Ac.Milan back in August of 2014.

Even if Balotelli does not manage to ignite his career in the way that Brendan Rodgers and the supporters of Liverpool are hoping, the manager already has a backup plan as Rodgers has been searching around in the market for potential new signings.

The winter transfer window is already closed which means that Rodgers will have to wait at least until the summer before he can add any new players to his team. Continue reading Mario Balotelli scored his First Goal for Liverpool

Fernando Torres going through Tough Days

It’s certainly a very tough phase of the career of Fernando Torres, probably the toughest. Even some of his fans are now losing faith in him, but, there is one man who is constantly backing the Spaniard, the man who is in charge of AC Milan, Filippo Inzaghi.

According to Inzaghi, it can all turn around pretty quickly for Torres. He just needs to slot the ball in once.

Torres is no longer a starter for Inzaghi now. How can he be? No coach in the world would give him a place in starting XI the way he has played.

But, Inzaghi always has nice things to say about Torres. He has never tried to suggest in any of his interviews that he thinks he did a mistake by agreeing to that loan deal with Chelsea.

Inzaghi still reckons that Torres can help the Rossoneri a great deal this season if he starts feeling confident again, but, the confidence would come only when the goals come. They are just not coming at the moment.

Inzaghi talked about Torres in his yesterday’s press conference. He was quoted as saying, “I think with Fernando, it’s more about the psyche than the technique. If he gets a bit of confidence, he would be back to his usual self. He just has to get a breakthrough. He has to get it right once and he would be fine.”

“I have brought him here and not for a second have I doubted his potential to be totally honest. I am really hoping that the next time he steps onto the field, he gets the goal. We all want him to have success here and we will continue backing him.”

Torres still has that only goal in his kitty, which he had scored at the start of the summer, for Milan.