Liverpool boss Rodgers dismisses negative talk at Anfield
Thursday 08 November 2012
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is adamant that the future remains bright at Anfield this season. The Reds have endured a difficult start to the campaign, the first of Rodgers’ stewardship on Merseyside, currently lying in 12th place in the Premier League table and already knocked out of the League Cup.
However, according to the Liverpool Daily Post, Rodgers believes that there have been signs of progress, particularly in the Europa League where his often rotated starting line-up, including a plethora of youngsters, are currently top of their group ahead of big-spending Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala.
“I may need to sacrifice some players in Europe and move the squad about, but there’s also a joy in it as well,” the Northern Irishman said.
“We have won two out of our three Europa League group games and against Udinese we should have won to make it three out of three, so it’s not all doom and gloom.”
“It’s a wonderful chance to see the youngsters,” he added. “I want to compete in every competition, but I have to be mindful of what we have at the moment.”
Liverpool travel to Chelsea in their next Premier League encounter and thus Rodgers looks set to rotate his squad once more for their trip to Moscow to face Guus Hiddink’s Anzhi, with key duo Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard set to be left at home.
The match will be played in Moscow due to UEFA’s reluctance to stage European matches in Anzhi’s native Dagestan due to perceived security risks.
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