Getting that first league win on the board is vital for any manager at a new club particularly when the press are already sharpening their knives, ready to attack the jugular. Victories in the Europa League and Capital One Cup mean precious little to Brendan Rodgers as he continues to search for his first maximum point haul in the Premier League. Not many will have envisaged the Reds’ name being amongst those in the bottom three but that is the stark reality that faces Rodgers and the supporters. Still, there is cause for optimism on Merseyside as the Northern Irishman continues to blood an impressive group of young players into the first team in the wake of Raheem Sterling’s impressive performances since his introduction to the starting XI. Rodgers showed his faith in the likes of Suso, Oussama Assaidi, Andre Wisdom and Danny Pacheco to guide the Reds to victory in mid-week to which they delivered with aplomb.
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“I’m concerned that we’ve not had any sort of rub of the green from officials. We like to think we are a sporting team, I have always told my players to do the right thing, not to dive, to play fair. But the fairness we show, it seems the decisions pass us by because of it. There are so many decisions that have gone against us.
“I spoke to Mike Riley and he admitted he expected me to call earlier. I didn’t ring after the Manchester United game, I wanted to speak to the assessor first on that one, and he hasn’t contacted us yet. But after the West Brom game, I had to call. Jordan Henderson got a horrendous tackle and the player wasn’t even booked, while Andre Wisdom won the ball with a fair challenge and was booked. Things aren’t going for us at all.” Brendan Rodgers reveals that his players may start diving to win decisions from referees