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