Wednesday 28 September 2016

Brendan Rodgers condemns short-termism after protest banner is flown over Anfield

Published 05/05/2015 | 10:58

A plane flies a banner displaying 'Rodgers Out Rafa In' before the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield
A plane flies a banner displaying 'Rodgers Out Rafa In' before the Barclays Premier League match at Anfield

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has criticised the short-termism of the modern game after a plane carrying banner ‘Rodgers Out Rafa In’ was flown over Anfield on Saturday.

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Brendan Rodgers laughed off the stunt which took place during his side's 2-1 win over QPR at the weekend, claiming the pilot must have been Rafa Benitez's agent.

AirAds, the company which hired out the plane, said on Twitter that it was funded by Liverpool season-ticket holders.

Rodgers claimed that his side are on the right track and will be an improved side next season.

“Modern football now is very harsh and is very much short-termism,” said Rodgers. “But it has shown that over the years the majority of the teams that have that stability, and if the owners and players have that belief, then it will come good.

“What we have seen here over the last couple of years is that we are definitely on the right path. This year it’s been pretty clear that it has been disappointing but I think the opportunity arises for us again next season. There is some exciting talents coming in. The players that have come in, it’s been a difficult year for them but they will be better for it. All the new players are gaining experience about the pressures of Liverpool and, again, myself will be a better manager because of it.”

Liverpool are four points behind fourth-placed Manchester United with three matches remaining and travel to Chelsea next Sunday needing a win to keep their faint Champions League hopes alive.

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