Rodgers backs Gerrard after horror gaffe
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers attached no blame to Steven Gerrard for the error which proved so pivotal in the 2-0 home defeat to Chelsea.
Gerrard’s slip in firsthalf injury time allowed Demba Ba to race clear and put Jose Mourinho’s men in front, with Willian adding a second late on as the Reds’ run of 11 wins on the bounce came to a shuddering halt.
“Steven is a boy who has picked up this club so many times and it was just really unfortunate because he slipped at a crucial moment and it was right on half-time,” Rodgers said.
“He was doing everything he possibly could and we hoped there would be one or two who would step up to the plate instead of him, but we couldn’t quite do that. There’s certainly no blame because we are in the position we are in now because of him; he’s been instrumental for us this season.