London: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has defended his players amid media reports of an acrimonious squad meeting following the 1-4 loss at Arsenal at the weekend, their second Premier League defeat in a row.
Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers. Pic/AFP
Speaking to reporters ahead of Wednesday's FA Cup quarter-final replay at Blackburn Rovers, Rodgers praised “a great bunch of players who work tirelessly every single day and give me everything.”
Asked whether a reported 'crisis meeting' had taken place at the club's Melwood training ground, he added: “It was nothing really, it was just purely analysing performances and where we are at... it's just unfortunate something else was made of it".
Rodgers said the heart to heart with his squad was par for the course at fifth-placed Liverpool, who also lost their previous league match at home to Manchester United.