Rodgers must accept blame for Liverpool’s exit, says Man United legend
Keith Gillespie is critical of Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers only has himself to blame for Liverpool’s Champions League exit, according to Keith Gillespie.
The Reds crashed out of Europe’s premier club competition on Tuesday night after the five-time champions drew 1-1 with Basel at Anfield.
Rodgers pointed to Lazar Markovic’s controversial sending off against the Swiss opponents, and the club’s injury problems in his defence of their early exit.
However, former Manchester United midfielder Gillespie believes Rodgers must accept full responsibility for Liverpool’s disappointing Champions League campaign.
Three Premier teams through to Champions League. Brendan Rodgers has only himself to blame for not making it 4. Bad calls along the way.
— Keith Gillespie (@KeithGillespie7) December 11, 2014
On Tuesday night, Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard accepted the Reds hadn’t been good enough after winning just one of their Group B games.
“I don’t think we deserved better. We have not gone out because of this performance, we weren’t good enough away to Basel and we let in a silly goal away to Ludogorets. You qualify over six games and we have not been good enough,” Gerrard said.