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Rodgers dismisses reports of player unrest at Liverpool as 'totally untrue'

The Reds boss insists the spirit in his squad remains ‘very strong’ despite the recent poor form.

Rodgers during Sunday's defeat to Manchester United.
Rodgers during Sunday's defeat to Manchester United.
Image: PA Wire/Press Association Images

LIVERPOOL MANAGER BRENDAN Rodgers described press speculation about disharmony within his changing room as “totally untrue”.

Liverpool have endured a dismal start to the season, crashing out of the Champions League and falling 18 points off the pace in the Premier League after last weekend’s 3-0 loss at Manchester United.

The defeat at Old Trafford prompted speculation in some British media outlets that there was unrest behind the scenes at the club, but Rodgers dismissed the reports out of hand.

“I hear one or two bits and pieces about unrest. It is totally untrue, of course,” he told a press conference prior to his side’s League Cup quarter-final at Championship leaders Bournemouth on Wednesday.

We are not happy we are not winning games. These are competitive players who nearly won the league last year, so they won’t be happy with losing.

“But the actual spirit in the group is very strong and that is one of the reasons why when we get that confidence back then we will go into the second half of the season and be much better.

“Our dressing room is very strong. We are very fortunate we have a captain (Steven Gerrard) who is a strong leader and that has been something which has been very important in my time here.”

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