Liverpool morning round-up: Brendan Rodgers makes an admission over using younger players

Brendan Rogers Press Conference Smiling - 16/02/2014

A round up of news stories this morning related to Liverpool.

Brendan Rodgers has told the Liverpool Echo he feels he may have put too much faith in the younger players at the club.

Rodgers feels the impact of Jordon Ibe in the Merseyside derby shows the importance of giving younger players a chance.

Rodgers is a firm believer that managers can’t find out about young players until they’re put in the highest pressure situations.

Martin Skrtel has been quoted by the Daily Star suggesting that his team can still finish in the Champions League places.

The Slovakian believes that upcoming games against Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton are going to be vital for his club moving forward over the next few weeks.

The Daily Express reports that Liverpool are facing an anxious wait to learn how serious the injury to Lucas Leiva is.

The Brazilian was taken off during the early stages of the goalless Merseyside derby over the weekend.

Manager Brendan Rodgers says one of the disadvantages of being in so many competitions is the increased games and likelihood of injuries.

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