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GUARDIAN – Manuel Pellegrini: Liverpool crumbled under title pressure last season

I was sure they could not win the final games of the season City host Liverpool on Monday in early-season showdownManuel Pellegrini says Liverpool blew their chance of winning the title last season because they could not handle the pressure of being top of the league.Brendan Rodgerss team beat Manchester City 3-2 at Anfield on 13 April to give them a seven-point lead over City with four matches left, although City had two games in hand. After Liverpool lost and drew one of their remaining games and City dropped only one point from the last available 18, Pellegrinis team were crowned champions. Continue reading…

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GUARDIAN – Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool will not compromise extensive code of conduct

Manager refuses to discuss Mario Balotelli transfer Sometimes you have to take a risk with peopleBrendan Rodgers has insisted the club would not compromise their extensive code of conduct, while refusing to discuss Mario Balotellis imminent move to Liverpool.Balotelli attracted controversy during his spell at Manchester City under Roberto Mancini, but Rodgers hinted at the clauses the forward is understood to have been asked to agree to prior to joining the club. Every club will have a code of conduct. We have a fantastic environment and a great culture. Nothing will ever shake that. Continue reading…

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