Norwich manager Alex Neil says the Canaries will take confidence from Liverpool’s unconvincing home form when they visit Anfield on Sunday.
Sakho didn’t even feature in the Reds matchday squad for the first two games of the season, and the Mirror describe the decision to offer him a new contract as a “change of mind” from Rodgers.
There had been suggestions that the centre-back could delay discussions over a new deal due to his lack of playing time.
Liverpool rejected loan bids from Roma and Bayer Leverkusen in the transfer window as they were keen to keep the defender they paid £18m for two years ago. I will always give the young players an opportunity if they have the personality. “When I’m called to play, I can be relied on”.
The midfielder nutmegged Pablo and struck an effort past the reach of Bordeaux keeper Cedric Carrasso for his first goal of the season.
An inexperienced side were nine minutes away from a win in Bordeaux when Jussie made it 1-1 by cancelling out Adam Lallana’s expertly-taken opener.
“Back then we finished top of the group and qualified, and that’s the objective”, he said, while denying that he was under increased pressure.
But the performance was still lacking in several areas – all eyes will now be on Anfield for this weekends game against Norwich City. Sometimes we’ve been very aggressive from the start, sometimes we play on the counter-attack.
“I hope to win some trophies with this club because I think we deserve it and we have a very good team with very good players”.
With regard to the scrutiny Liverpool are under and their search for goals and points, Rodgers has emphasised the importance of staying calm.
“The senior players were outstanding helping the younger players and we will look for more of that in the coming weeks”.
When you have a solution who is ready to do well at all times, he should be given the chance to perform and for some reason, Rodgers just does not want to play with Sakho.