Brendan Rodgers says there is no unrest inside the Liverpool dressing room despite the club’s miserable campaign.
Liverpool head to Bournemouth, the Championship leaders, in the Capital One Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday, with scrutiny on the unity of Rodgers’s team.
The Liverpool manager admitted after Sunday’s 3-0 defeat at Manchester United that the squad “needed to recapture the team ethos” and that there are always issues within a dressing room.
Speaking at his pre-Bournemouth press conference on Tuesday, Rodgers confirmed there is discontent within the Liverpool squad but only as a consequence of the team’s dramatic downturn in results this season. He denied presiding over a squad divided by unrest.
“Our dressing room is very strong,” said Rodgers. “We are very fortunate to have a captain who is a strong leader in the dressing room and that has been very important during my time here. Unrest is totally untrue. Of course we are unhappy at not winning games, these are competitive players who almost won the league last year and they won’t be happy at losing because they are competitive people. Our spirit is very strong and, once we get that break, we will show that.