Brendan Rodgers’ pre-Arsenal press conference: Jones to continue in goal

Brendan Rodgers held his pre-match press conference on Friday morning ahead of Arsenal‘s visit to Anfield on Sunday.

It was an unusually short press conference, with Rodgers giving very brief responses to questions and not his typically talkative manner. Here’s what was said.

Rodgers on Dejan Lovren‘s injury:

“Waiting to hear on that, hopefully he’ll be fit for the weekend.”

Rodgers on the January transfer window:

“I’m not thinking about that at the moment.”

Rodgers on goalkeeper situation:

“No change.”

Rodgers on Alexis Sanchez:

“He’s a world class player. He was identified as a player who could come in for us.”

Rodgers on Raheem Sterling:

“The kid’s been fantastic wherever he’s been played this season.”

Rodgers on Balotelli’s ban:

“We accept the ban, it’s really clear.”

Rodgers on Lazar Markovic vs Bournemouth:

“I thought he was excellent. His energy was good, he was a real threat for us.”

Rodgers on Arsenal:

Arsenal are a top side with outstanding players. It will be a difficult game for us”

Rodgers on Fabio Borini:

“Like all players they get the opportunity.”