Sunday, 27th April, 2014

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists he will attach no blame to captain Steven Gerrard after his mistake allowed Chelsea to score their first goal in a 2-0 win at Anfield today.

Chelsea adopted an ultra-defensive approach against Liverpool, but got a break when Gerrard failed to control a pass from Mamadou Sakho and then slipped, allowing Demba Ba a clear run on goal which he made no mistake with.

The Blues then took advantage of Liverpool attacking at the death when Willian added a second.

The title is now in Manchester City's hands, with the Citizens knowing if they win their final three games they will likely win the Premier League on goal difference.


But Rodgers will not attribute any blame for the defeat on Gerrard.

He was quoted as saying by the BBC: "I just said to Steven there he's been a wonderful player for this club and is a massive part of why we are where we are.

"There's no blame to attach to him. He'll be disappointed of course but he has been a monumental player and will continue to be."

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