“We’re disappointed because we have to win a game like that”.
Gomez said: “I had aspirations to be involved in the team but I knew that I might not get the chances straight away”.
Cleary is in Rodgers’ squad for the Europa League match with FC Sion, but the Anfield boss has said he will be happy to let him leave on loan if no first team chances become available.
“It’s just good to be in an environment like this, learning from top quality players every day”.
“For this game, of course there were a number of players we needed to be careful with – players like Daniel (Sturridge) that were coming back from injury”.
There’s frustration there, but we have to take that on the chin. It’s still very early in the season, and we’re making progress as we go along. “Now it’s starting to evolve where we’re starting to create opportunities and clear-cut chances”, explained Rodgers.
“I am immensely enjoying the job, it is a great challenge and it is a rebuilding job again“. Celtic manager Ronny Deila admitted his side need to work on defending set plays after conceding a goal from a corner.
“We have to move on quickly for a big game on Sunday against Everton”.
Rodgers accepts criticism will come when his players fail to live up to expectations, and he had no issue with the booing from fans at the end of the draw with Sion.
Meanwhile, Spanish side Villarreal are at an all-time high heading into tonight’s home game against Viktoria Plzen because for the first time in club history, they lead the La Liga standings.
“Getting three points would allow us to make a really promising start a really exciting start, and the derby is a fixture in which we want to give our fans a real sense of satisfaction”.
If Rodgers was hoping his fringe stars would step up and stake a claim ahead of Sunday’s Merseyside derby he was sadly mistaken.
Our landlord here in the Tavern feels that Rodgers needs a consecutive run of Premier League wins to help get the Anfield faithful back on his side! We have missed him over a long period of time.