GUARDIAN – Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers rallies to defence of Arsène Wenger

• Brendan Rodgers backs ‘a real statesman of the game’• Liverpool manager backs his team to adapt tactically• Arsène Wenger: 5-1 loss to Liverpool is ‘scar in your heart’Brendan Rodgers has criticised the Arsenal fans who took a banner to the recent game at West Bromwich demanding Arsne Wenger’s resignation, claiming that such a key figure in football in this country deserves more respect. “Wenger has been amazing, for Arsenal and for football in general,” the Liverpool manager said.“As a manager you get criticised when you don’t win games but some of the personal stuff he gets is disgraceful. He fell over in a train station and people were filming it and printing it, but that’s the modern world, unfortunately. What happened at West Brom the other week was really poor. He is a leading figure in football, a real statesman of the game.” Continue reading…