Published On: Fri, Oct 5th, 2012

Rodgers admits to Liverpool issues

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers’ dismal start to life at Anfield continued with a dramatic 3-2 loss to Udinese in Europa League Group A action on Thursday.

The North Irishman was left to lament the Reds’ profligacy and numerous mistakes on the pitch, as his squad failed to take any points from the match despite a 1-0 halftime lead and 75% of the possession over the 90 minutes.

Rodgers confided in ITV4: “We were very, very good in the first half but we had problems in the first 15-20 minutes of the second half, when we lost concentration and became lazy and suddenly found ourselves 3-1 down.

“We then injected some quality into the game and got a goal back, but we are just disappointed that having controlled the game for long periods we gave away such poor goals.

“I thought the team worked very well but we can’t have to score three, four or five goals to win games. That is the area we have to work on. We concede goals too easily.”

Udinese’s historic victory place the Friulani level at the top of Group A with nouveau-riche Anzhi on 4 points, whilst Liverpool follow up with 3, and Swiss side Young Boys Bern languish at the bottom with 0 points earned.

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