Liverpool latest: Mignolet admits error and wishing for a 'little injury' for Suarez

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Much of the day's Liverpool news focused on last night's entertaining game at the Etihad, and Brendan Rodgers' controversial comments that followed it.

The Liverpool manager sought to clarify some of the things he said, and when asked whether a possible FA charge was of concern, Rodgers told the media: "I was only speaking openly and honestly, after the game. I think the FA and the referees' association know that I'm someone that engages in supporting the referees.

"In terms of geography, it wasn't the case at all, I certainly wasn't questioning the integrity of the referees. As I said before, I fully understand the job, it was more the logic of it, in terms of having a referee from that particular part of the world refereeing a game in Manchester, I wouldn't suspect that Mike Dean from the Wirral has refereed many games for Liverpool over the years."

Goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has admitted he should have done better with Alvaro Negredo's winning goal, and felt like the timing of the goal was key for the way the second half panned out.

The Daily Mail quoted the Belgian as saying: "I probably should have done better with it [Negredo's shot]. I've been there in the past as a goalkeeper and you have to accept it and move forward to the next game.

"It was a very awkward moment for us just before we went into half-time. It gave them a lift and we went in being down but then again in the second half we lifted our heads and tried to create as many chances as we could."

Jose Mourinho, whose Chelsea team take on Liverpool on Sunday, jokingly told the press that he hoped Luis Suarez might have picked up a knock against Manchester City.

"Maybe Suarez got a little injury," Mourinho said.

"I'm not asking for a big injury. A little injury to stop him playing for four days."

It will be the Uruguayan's first appearance since his "biting ban," and all eyes will be on the player during the game.

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