O'Neill backs Rodgers to bounce back

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill says he is "sad and very disappointed" his close friend Brendan Rodgers has been sacked as Liverpool manager.

O'Neill hoped Rodgers would be allowed to build on his three and a half years in charge at Anfield.

He described his fellow County Antrim man as "an excellent young manager" and backed him to manage again at the top level in the near future.

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