THE irony was inescapable.
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Liverpool's players will need to learn from another chastening big-game defeat after Sunday's FA Cup semifinal to Aston Villa, manager Brendan Rodgers
• Manager says Liverpool must show more courage in big games• Tim Sherwood: we can cause Arsenal problems in FA Cup final• Match report: Aston Villa 2-1 Liverpool • Sportblog: Sherwood deserved his Wembley touchline celebration • Michael Cox: Liverpool fail to cope with Villa’s triangular threat• In pictures: Tom Jenkins’ best images from the semi-finalBrendan Rodgers admitted Liverpool’s big-game mentality needs to improve and conceded that his players were unable to handle the pressure of the occasion after Aston Villa ended any hopes Steven Gerrard had of bowing out of English football with an FA Cup final appearance.Despite going behind to a first-half goal from Philippe Coutinho, Villa levelled six minutes later through Christian Benteke and secured their first FA Cup final appearance in 15 years when the outstanding Fabian Delph scored early in the second half. Gerrard had a late header cleared off the line by Kieran Richardson and Mario Balotelli saw a goal wrongly disallowed for offside in the 88th minute but Rodgers refused to use that “bad decision” as an excuse and admitted Villa deserved victory. Continue reading…
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admitted his side suffer a lack of big game mentality after their shock FA Cup semi-final defeat to Aston Villa.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes his side lack a big game mentality after 2-1 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Aston Villa.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes his side lack a big-game mentality after 2-1 FA Cup semi-final defeat to Aston Villa.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admitted his side suffer a lack of big-game mentality after their shock FA Cup semi-final defeat to Aston Villa.
Brendan Rodgers admitted that the better team won after Aston Villa ruined Liverpool’s hopes of lifting the FA Cup with a 2-1 victory at Wembley.