Rodgers: Liverpool’s Spirit Remains Our Greatest Asset

Brendan Rodgers has responded to the incident involving Mamadou Sakho, by declaring that the France international is not representative of the rest of the side, and that team spirit is still exceptional at Liverpool, as reported by the Daily Express.

Sakho left Anfield early on Saturday, after being left out of the squad to face city rivals Everton in the Merseyside derby.

Rodgers is of the opinion that Sakho’s behaviour was an isolated incident, and is unlike the rest of his team.

The game against the Toffees eventually finished 1-1, with Everton captain Phil Jagielka scoring an atypical volley from outside the area to secure a point for his side.

Sakho was left out of the travelling party that went to Basel, and missed out on the club’s Champions League game as a result.

However, Rodgers was insistent that this was because of a thigh problem, and with Sakho having apologised, Rodgers sought to clarify that the rest of his team still shared a good spirit.

He said: “It’s not something that we expect from our players.

“We have spoken, he knows the situation and he has apologised. We move on.

“He has been injured in a training session. He has felt something in his thigh, he has had a scan and it will be two to three weeks.

“This is a group that has based its success on being a team and its behaviour within the group. Whatever we have achieved has been down to the team.

“We are working hard to consistently win games. It will take a wee bit of time but it (reaction of one player) is never something that affects that team. We are working consistently hard to win games.”


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