Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool legend Ian St John is battling cancer. St John, who turned 76 on Saturday, spent two weeks in hospital in April
Rickie Lambert has completed his £4 million transfer to Liverpool from Southampton. Rickie Lambert's Transfer To Liverpool
Brendan Rodgers and Ian Ayre were present at the awards ceremony Rodgers, who received a standing ovation from his players
Steven Gerrard was on the verge of tears before he noticed Luis Suárez was so crestfallen he had buried his face underneath
Luis Suárez resembled a defendant arriving at court as he hid his tears. Steven Gerrard, wont to kissing the camera, pushed
For months, pundits (usually ex-Liverpool players) have preached neutrals want the Reds to win the Barclays Premier League
Liverpool have enjoyed a monumental winning streak, lasting 11 games. Being able to remain unbeaten for that long is one thing, but winning that many games on the trot really does encapsulate the passion and desire felt by the players, sending out a message to the teams around them.
So said Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers after their 2-0 defeat at the hands of Chelsea on Sunday. Rodgers's comments reflect a larger feeling in English football that playing a defensive style means never being the better team, whatever the result at the final whistle.
Stifled by Chelsea and decided by a slip, Liverpool's loss has left their title hopes in the balance. Goals in added time at the end of each half were enough to end Liverpool's 11 match winning run and prevent them from scoring for the first time since they lost to 2-0 to Arsenal in November.
Anfield was decked in red and white yesterday as Liverpool were fully expected to record a victory over Jose Mourinho's Chelsea which would all but take them to the club's first English championship since 1990, however the wheels spectacularly fell off the Reds' title charge as they were frustrated by the discipline and focus of Mourinho's defence.