Brendan Rodgers has always come across as a bit too David Brentish for comfort.

Quotes such as:

My biggest mentor is myself because I’ve had to study, so that’s been my biggest influence”

“I use a quote with the players,“Per aspera ad astra”, which is Latin for ‘through adversity to the stars’

And ‘I’ve always said that you can live without water for many days, but you can’t live for a second without hope”, certainly don’t help the Liverpool managers’ cause.

However, his reaction to Mario Balotelli’s first half miss is perhaps the creepiest thing to come from Rodgers yet.