Brendan Rodgers has expressed his disagreement over Steven Gerrard’s recent statements.
A few days ago, Gerrard had said that the Reds didn’t approach that famous Chelsea game of 2013-14 Premier League with the kind of attitude they needed to.
Liverpool had lost that game to lose the League title as well ultimately.
According to Gerrard, there was a sense of overconfidence in team’s preparation leading to that game and it harmed them eventually.
But, Rodgers, who was in charge of Liverpool at that time, is of the opinion that the attitude was perfectly okay and it couldn’t have been any different.
In the words of Rodgers, “I wouldn’t like to agree to what has been said regarding our approach that day.”
“We had played aggressive Football all season and we went the same way against Chelsea too. There was nothing wrong in that.”
“It was only a misfortune that just before the break, a slip happened and it shifted the momentum in the opposite direction. But, till that instance, they had not been able to put us under pressure.”
“Even when we came after the break, we continued with the same approach for some time and we were being able to do well, but, then, towards the end, we seemed to go into our shell a little bit.”
It was the first time after his sacking that Rodgers was interacting with the press and apart from talking about the remarks of Gerrard, he spoke on some of the transfer decisions as well that he took while he was the Reds boss.
The Irishman also made it clear that he would not mind taking up the managerial job in some other league around the world if the offer comes to him.
Rodgers has so far managed only the English clubs in his short managerial career which had started in 2008.