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PremierLeague-News.Com - Rodgers almost guided Liverpool to a Premier League title in 2014, only for it to fall apart in the final few games
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Brendan Rodgers has opened up on what went wrong for Liverpool in their Premier League title bid in 2014. In what was Rodgers’ second season at Anfield, he guided the Reds closer than most of his predecessors to securing a long-awaited title triumph, only to fall at the final hurdle. One of the most high-profile moments in that run-in was the defeat to Chelsea at Anfield seven years ago this month. Going into that game Liverpool needed just a point to make sure they went into their final two matches with an edge over Manchester City. As it happened, Liverpool would lose to Chelsea and then draw 3-3 with Crystal Palace to let Man City overtake them in the table and lift the trophy. Read More Related Articles Real Madrid Champions League squad vs Liverpool confirmed as Eden Hazard decision made Read More Related Articles Zinedine Zidane breaks silence on Real Madrid interest in Liverpool star Mohamed Salah Rodgers has often been criticised for his tactical approach in the game against Chelsea then-managed by Jose Mourinho, but the former Reds boss thinks differently. "We were on an 11-game unbeaten run. We arrived into that Chelsea game in good form," Rodgers told the Robbie Fowler podcast. "We were an aggressive, attacking team, and we continued in the vein. "Our team was very attacking, that was our strength, we didn't have a defensive midfielder - that was our playmaker in Steven. We were very much a front foot team. Must-read Liverpool FC news Martin Odegaard fume Fabinho forces transfer issue Liverpool's awkward Real Madrid bid Klopp's major Jota decision "When you set up a team to play like Jurgen [Klopp], offensive, aggressive, look to dominate.
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. It's not going to happen. "Your team is about pressing high, being dominant, being up there but for this one game you're going to do everything you haven't done in the two previous years and you're just going to sit back and invite pressure. "For us, I always felt, that team we weren't that strong defensively, so we weren't the kind of team who could just sit in and defend because I believe we didn't have the personnel for that." One of the most memorable moments from that defeat is Steven Gerrard’s ‘slip’ which led to Demba Ba’s goal that remains etched in Kopites’ memories for the wrong reasons. Rodgers says that, if he had the defence he’s got at Leicester City now, Liverpool would have won the league that season.
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"It was just one of those things that happens," Rodgers said. "For 70 minutes of that game, it was how we'd been for the rest of the season. "With all due respect, if I had the back four I have here (at Leicester), we'd have won the league, no question." Rodgers had Jon Flanagan, Glen Johnson, Mamadou Sakho, Martin Skrtel, Kolo Toure, Daniel Agger and Aly Cissokho to choose from in his defence that season. Currently at Leicester, he has Wesley Fofana, Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu, Timothy Castagne, James Justin, Daniel Amartey and Ricardo Pereira at his disposal.
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