Liverpool FC manager denies crisis meeting after Arsenal defeat
Brendan Rodgers insists it was a normal club meeting after 4-1 reverse at Emirates
April 6th, 2015
Liverpool’s Champions League hopes are in tatters after defeats against Manchester United and Arsenal, with Saturday’s 4-1 loss at the Emirates meaning that the Merseyside outfit will be playing Europa League football next term.
Raheem Sterling’s antics have hardly helped matters at Anfield, with the Gunners among the favourites to sign the England forward, although Brendan Rodgers dismisses that “crisis talks” were held after the latest defeat.
“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, the objectives we can clearly achieve between now and the end of the season. 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.”