Liverpool morning news, Rodgers on style of football, and doesn't blame Gerrard for slip

Brendan Rogers Press Conference Smiling - 16/02/2014

A selection of the latest stories involving Liverpool Football Club this Monday morning

Liverpool’s 11 game winning run came to an end at Anfield yesterday after a 2-0 loss to Chelsea, which now means the destiny of the title is out of their own hands.

Reds’ boss Brendan Rodgers said he wouldn’t play the same way as Jose Mourinho’s side, saying it’s the polar opposite to the way his side works.

Rodgers is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying after the game: “I like to take the initiative in games and lets players express themselves.

“Chelsea defended well. We tried everything we could but our game is based on being offensive, being creative as opposed to stopping.

“Their style of football, it’s defensive, and the polar opposite of the way we work.”

A Steven Gerrard slip allowed Demba Ba to give the visitors the lead just before half time which ultimately proved costly for Liverpool, but Rodgers is quoted by Sky Sports refusing to blame his captain, saying it was unlucky and could have happened to anybody.

Rodgers said: “He has picked up this club so many times and we are in this position because of him.

“There’s certainly no blame.

“It’s really unfortunate that he slipped at a crucial time, it could have happened to anyone.”

Luis Suarez was crowned PFA Player’s Player of the Year last night. The striker has been in terrific form this season, scoring 30 Premier League goals in the process.

Suarez reacted by saying: "The Premier League is full of really great players and so it is a great honour when these players recognise your work on the pitch.

"I always try my best for the team and it is nice to get awards but really this is for my teammates and the staff at Liverpool, because without their help I wouldn't have this prize."

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