Former Liverpool boss says that he has no regrets and he would not have done anything differently as far as his approach for the crucial match against Chelsea is concerned. Liverpool eventually lost the decisive match and then went on to lose the lead and the title.
Rodgers said that he “doesn’t lose sleep” over the failed Red’s title bid in 2014.
Merseyside club was on 11 games winning streak. They were 5 points clear at the top with only 3 games to play.
But Reds went on to lose the crucial home game against Chelsea, then drew against Crystal Palace. Manchester City eventually went on to win the league campaign.
Talking about his Anfield days Rodgers said, “You are going to get that, aren’t you? There are a lot of things said in hindsight, what we could and should have done.”
“I have heard the other one about us being overconfident. When you look at it before that game I did and said nothing different.”
“We had won 11 games on the spin going into that game, making a quick start and playing attacking football. That was what put us in that position, including beating Manchester City at Anfield. We could not have played any other way and I have no regrets about sticking to that. Of 14 games at the end of that season, we won 12.”
“You know, when you watch it back we played well in the game for 70 minutes, Chelsea doing nothing. Then we lost a goal in very unfortunate circumstances before half-time. Even at the start of the second half, we were doing okay. The only thing I would accept is maybe a more experienced team would have been calmer in the last 20 minutes chasing the equalizer. We only needed a draw and then obviously conceded another chasing it at the end.”
“The story that went unnoticed was Jordan [Henderson] was unavailable for three of the last four games because of a last-minute sending off against City. He was a huge miss for us that day. But as time goes on and you see the images and you realize how well we played that season so I don’t lose sleep about it.”
Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City will face Liverpool this weekend.