Brendan Rodgers speaks out about Cesc Fabregas's challenge on Raheem Sterling

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After Liverpool's 1-1 draw with Chelsea, the Reds manager reflected on a moment that could have changed the game.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has been speaking to the BBC following his side’s 1-1 draw against Chelsea this weekend.

The newly-crowned Premier League champions went ahead courtesy of John Terry, but the Reds equalised through Steven Gerrard and the match ended all square.

The result means Liverpool’s chances of qualifying for next season’s Champions League are all but over, with Manchester United six points clear and with a far superior goal-difference with just two matches remaining.

Liverpool could have snatched this result but Philippe Coutinho twice missed good chances to be the hero. However it was another incident Rodgers spoke about after the final whistle, reflecting on a poor challenge from Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas on Raheem Sterling.

“It was a poor tackle, very, very early in the game and we are disappointed the referee didn’t see,” the Liverpool boss said. “You can see Fabregas jumps in and catches Raheem.”

The Spanish midfielder was lucky to stay on the pitch after the poorly-timed challenge which happened just seconds after kick-off.

Had Chelsea gone down to 10 men, things may have been different, but as it is Liverpool are left to reflect on a season that has not gone according to plan.

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