Brendan Rodgers: I’m to blame for Chelsea’s second goal against Liverpool
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has said that he’s looked back on last week’s defeat to Chelsea and pinpointed where they went wrong, as well as blaming himself for the second goal.
Liverpool lost the game 2-0 as Chelsea which hit their title challenge hard, putting the initiative back into Manchester City’s hands with a couple of games remaining. A win for the Reds would have put them eight points clear of Chelsea and made them favourites to collect their first league title in 24 years but it is now all to play for again.
Steven Gerrard’s first-half slip let Demba Ba in on goal and he scored to give Chelsea the lead, while in the 94th minute, Fernando Torres and Willian broke away to score Chelsea’s second goal and condemn Liverpool to their first defeat in the Premier League in 2014.
“We’ve been analysing the game this week — I’ve watched it twice more. My job is to find the solution in those kind of games. We’ve shown we can score goals and win in many ways,” Rodgers told the media at his press conference today.
“Against Chelsea, the speed of our game was good but we need to find new solutions in the final third. That’s my job as a coach.
“The crime’s not losing the game, it’s looking and finding the solutions the next time.
“We ran out of patience against Chelsea, so that’s something we will look to improve on. I learn quickly, my players are great learners.
“We’ve a long way to go and last week’s game will help us move forward and learn.
“The second goal against Chelsea was my fault – I put two centre-halves forward, but I wanted to get something from the game.”