Video: Brendan Rodgers’ post-Swansea interview — sweats on Sterling

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

Brendan Rodgers was delighted to see a much-improved Liverpool performance as the Reds swept to 4-1 victory over Swansea on Monday night, but faces an anxious wait to discover whether he may lose Raheem Sterling to suspension.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqEibwk1aLU
Video: YouTube user ‘MrBeanyman’

There is a chance the 20-year-old could be retrospectively punished for slapping defender Federico Fernandez on the head as the pair clashed in the Reds' 4-1 victory at Anfield.

A similar fate awaits former Liverpool midfielder Jonjo Shelvey after he appeared to fling an elbow into Emre Can's face in the first half.

Rodgers will lose defender Martin Skrtel to a one-match suspension after he accumulated his fifth booking, but the loss of Sterling, currently playing as a central striker, could potentially be longer and more damaging.

However, the Liverpool manager hopes there will be no further action.

"I have seen the two. The cameras will probably show it 100 times on Tuesday and we will get bored of watching it," said Rodgers.

"Jonjo has flung his arm out and caught Emre on the side of his head.

"Young Raheem's incident, the centre-half has slapped him on the side of the head and he has put his hand up and slapped him on the side of the head.

"I think the referee has called both right and got on with the game."

PA

To mark the end of the 30-year wait for a league title, the ‘Liverpool Mishmash’ poster is available to order exclusively on This Is Anfield — the history of the Reds in one image!

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on whatsapp
Share on email

Fan Comments