“Hurt” Brendan Rodgers asks for “a wee bit of time”

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was vocal in his frustrations after seeing his side crash out of the Carling Cup to his former club Swansea City on Wednesday night.

Goals from Chico, Nathan Dyer and Jonathan de Guzman sealed Liverpool’s fate with Luis Suarez scoring a consolation goal for the Reds.

Rodgers was asked by reporters after the game whether he felt disappointed to have lost to the club he left in order to take up the Anfield hot seat in the summer.

“It is disappointing,” he said. “But you can only really hurt if you are the better team and I thought they were the better team. That is the honest truth of it.

“It obviously hurts and is disappointing but whenever the other team is better than you, you have to acknowledge that and move on.”

However, Rodgers was also quick to point out that the football Swansea are playing this season and ultimately undid Liverpool last night is a product of his era at the Liberty Stadium.

He added, “Swansea’s play is what I have been involved in for a couple of years. It is about creativity and brightness and cleverness and intensity and quick thinking.

“But over the next couple of transfer windows we will get the opportunity to build that type of group. In the meantime the guys are giving me everything. It just takes a wee bit of time.”

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