Liverpool Boss Brendan Rodgers Refuses To Blame Steven Gerrard For Chelsea Defeat

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has insisted that he is not placing any blame on skipper Steven Gerrard for his mistake that led up to Chelsea’s first goal in a 2-0 defeat on Sunday, according to Inside Futbol.

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Chelsea took to Anfield with an ultra-defensive approach that the Reds found difficult to break down, but the Blues were given a golden opportunity to capitalise when Gerrard received a pass from Mamadou Sakho, only to slip and allow Demba Ba to race through on goal and put the visitors ahead.

The Blues added a second at the end of the game and have now cracked the title race wide open as Manchester city won their clash with Crystal Palace later on in the afternoon.

However, Rodgers has refused to lay any of the blame at his captain’s door and has maintained that the title is still their’s to lose.

“I just said to Steven there he’s been a wonderful player for this club and is a massive part of why we are where we are,” he said.

“There’s no blame to attach to him. He’ll be disappointed of course but he has been a monumental player and will continue to be.”

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