The Straits Times
Published on Sep 24, 2012

Liverpool's Rodgers opts for old remedies after latest loss


LIVERPOOL, United Kingdom (AFP) - Brendan Rodgers has been hailed as one of the most innovative young managers in the Premier League.

But he reached for the old explanations of wishing for a change of luck after he was left searching for his first Premier League win as Liverpool boss following a 2-1 defeat by arch-rivals Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.

Defeat left Liverpool in the bottom three and without a league win under Rodgers, brought in to replace sacked Anfield hero Kenny Dalglish.

But a defiant Rodgers said there was still time for the club to turn their season around as Arsenal did last term when a shaky start culminated in Champions League qualification.