uses cookies to provide a better service to our users. By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies. Click "OK" to hide this message. Alternatively, click "TELL ME MORE" for more information.

LATEST NEWS 18:30 Liverpool vs Sevilla: Confirmed line-ups Will Liverpool lift one of Europe's most important trophies and will they qualify for next season's Champions ... 13:45 West Bromwich Albion vs Liverpool: Confirmed line-ups Liverpool are away at West Bromwich Albion days before their season's most important game of the season ...

Antonio Conte gives important update on Diego Costa's future at Chelsea Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has admitted that the future of striker Diego Costa is uncertain. The Spaniard is currently ruled out with a back injury that is expected to keep him... - Read article
Jose Mourinho gives important transfer update on two midfield players Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho says all the players in his squad will enjoy regular first-team football this season, including midfielders Juan Mata and Marouane Fellaini. The... - Read article
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: My personal message to the Manchester United fans Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he only has "positive vibes" after training at the Aon Training Complex in Carrington. The former Sweden international made his... - Read article

Newcastle United
15/05 vs 5-1

15/05 vs 1-1
Leicester City

Liverpool Jersey
» News

Brendan Rodgers: What pleased me most about Liverpool's draw at Everton


Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted with the performance of his young players after the goalless draw at Everton.

21-year-old Emre Can and 19-year-old Jordon Ibe played the full 90 minutes for the Reds with Ibe enjoying only his second league start for the club.

And the Northern Irishman compared the German to a "Rolls-Royce" at the end of the game.

"What was pleasing tonight was that in such an intense atmosphere, the composure of my young players," the manager said.

"Look at Emre Can tonight, at 21 years of age he was like a Rolls-Royce at the back; he defended fantastically and his quality on the ball was very, very good.

"Young Jordon Ibe and the rest showed great composure, they connected the game very well in the team. We've now got a really solid structure and good stability in the team defensively.

"86 minutes was their first shot on target so that's a big credit to the team and how well they defended when they had to.

"We were just waiting to put Jordon in, we called him back because we felt now he can really contribute.

"He had a great spell on loan which is what you want for your young players, to get that experience. He had an outstanding manager in Steve McClaren and a really good time at a good club.

"It was the time to come back and feature, and he obviously would have played in some of the cup games if he was available.

"I had no qualms about putting him in and it was a brilliant performance by him.

"He was unfortunate not to have scored with his run and strike, and also he had one at the back post where if he arrives a fraction earlier he probably scores.

"He has wonderful temperament and technique, and is tactically very good for a kid coming into that system, having to get forward and then know when to tuck in as well. I was very pleased for him in the intensity of that game."

Featured in article
Brendan Rodgers, Emre Can, Jordon Ibe