BBC Sport - Brendan Rodgers hits back at Liverpool Champions League critics

Rodgers hits back at team critics

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers again defends his team selection in the 1-0 loss to Real Madrid in the Uefa Champions League.

He says that criticism of his selection was a "disservice to the players" and that the full story on Steven Gerrard's fitness was not public knowledge.

His side host Chelsea in the Premier League's early kick off on Saturday. Liverpool sit in seventh place, 14 points behind Jose Mourinho's league leaders.