There is plenty of fallout today from Liverpool’s surprise 3-1 defeat to Hull City at the KC Stadium yesterday afternoon.
One of the main stories is manager Brendan Rodgers bemoaning the lack of depth in the squad. He told the press after yesterday’s game: ‘There’s no doubt our quality in our squad, with all due respect, isn’t big enough to cope with two big players like that missing.
‘We still have some very good players. Obviously, Daniel [Sturridge] could be out for up to eight weeks with his ankle problem.
‘This period now will test us. For the players who come in, it will be a great opportunity to stake their place in the team and hopefully we can get back to winning games.’
On Sturridge’s injury, the Liverpool boss said: ‘It’s the worst time of the season to get injured. It’s not ideal. It was an ankle sprain in training, he just slipped. At first we thought it was his toe but the scan showed what it was. It is a big blow for us.’
Kolo Toure picked up a hip injury towards the end of the game as Rodgers said he was brought in for a more physical presence – whilst the manager has called for his defence to tighten up after conceding six goals in the past two league games.
‘In the last two games we have conceded six goals. We have to be much, much better in that and we have to return to that [against Norwich] on Wednesday night. We just made too many individual mistakes today.’
He said: ‘In these back-to-back games at home, hopefully we can go out there and get the six points that we need to get right back where we need to be.
‘We’ve got big ambitions to be right up at the top end. Hopefully in these next two games we can do the job.’
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