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Brendan Rodgers talks about his lineup

Mon 28 December 2020 | 20:26

Rodgers defends his decisions for his team after their draw against Crystal Palace.

Brendan Rodgers

has talked about his decisions about


lineup after their draw against

Crystal Palace


“James Maddison wasn’t fit so he couldn’t travel and Vards is managing an issue so to start him was always going to be really difficult, but we tried to get him into the game for half an hour,”

Rodgers explained


“If we felt we could play all the same players all the time and the team that played at the weekend, we would have done, but I have to trust the players.

“The performance today should have been enough to get the result and win. It didn’t and we accept that. If there is any blame, it is certainly on me because I pick the team.”

He also talked about Kelechi who played instead of Vardy and had a good performance.

“Kelechi is a boy that gives everything in training and he doesn’t get too many opportunities, but he has shown in the Europa League where he has performed really well for us.

“Ironically yesterday because Jamie wasn’t starting, him and Ayoze Perez were the two designated penalty takers and Kelechi got five out of five penalties.

“Great penalties and different types so it was a great opportunity but he seemed a little bit hesitant with it. He had another good chance at the near post, a good cross from Dennis (Praet), but it didn’t quite fall for him.”

source: SportMob