Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has denied dressing room unrest reports ahead of the FA Cup match against Blackburn Rovers. A report in the Mirror suggested Brendan Rodgers had accused some senior players of “not playing for him” in a meeting at Melwood following their defeat 4-1 defeat against Arsenal and that some of the senior players had “reacted angrily” to the accusation.
“I’ve heard that this morning. It is something you can’t help,” he said.
“We have lots of meetings here in terms of analysing performance and it was no different to a whole host of meetings we have all year. Those meetings helped us recover from the bad start we had to win 10 games out of 13.
“It was nothing really; it was just analysing performance, analysing where we are at and then feeding forward to the players. With seven games to go and an FA Cup quarter-final, the objectives we can clearly achieve between now and the end of the season. It is just unfortunate something else was made up.
“I have a great bunch of players here who tirelessly every single day give me everything and you can see that in how we play. We might be short in terms of several elements but in terms of the commitment and work ethic that is pretty clear and has been since I’ve been here.”
Liverpool are seven points behind 4th place Manchester city, but Brendan Rodgers believes the top 4 race is not over yet and his team will fight till the end.
“After the game I gave an answer which was logical, mathematics really, in terms of the difficulty we have but it is not certainly a mindset.
“Our attitude is to go right to the end. It is going to be difficult for us if the teams above us don’t drop points. We would have to win our seven games but it is certainly something we will go into in order to do that.”