Skip to content

Premier League: Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers rues missing out on Alexis Sanchez

Image: Brendan Rodgers: Big fan of Alexis Sanchez

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted to his frustration at missing out on Alexis Sanchez in the summer.

This season the Anfield side have struggled to fill the vacuum left by Luis Suarez's departure to Barcelona - their cause not helped by Daniel Sturridge's ongoing injury issues and Mario Balotelli's battle for fitness and form.

He is a brilliant player, he has outstanding quality
Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool tackle Arsenal this weekend in the Sky Live Super Sunday game looking for a response to last week's defeat at Old Trafford and Rodgers is fully aware of the threat Sanchez - who has 14 goals to his name - will pose to his team.

Rodgers said: "All I know he is that he (Sanchez) is a world-class player. He was identified as someone to come who would have been perfect for us. He is a brilliant player, he has outstanding quality and an even bigger work-rate so we know he will be a threat at the weekend.

"Raheem Sterling has been fantastic wherever he has played this season and he was outstanding the other night (at Bournemouth). We will continue to play him where it is in the best interests of the team.

"If we can win, it will continue our spirit and our focus. As I said Arsenal are a top side and have got outstanding players. For us it will be good for our confidence if we win but it will be a difficult game, no question."

Live Ford Super Sunday

Rodgers also confirmed that Brad Jones would continue in goal on Sunday, but refused to say whether he would be adding to his squad next month.

He said: "There is no change in the goalkeeping position, no change. I am not thinking about the January window at the moment to be honest."

Watch Liverpool tackle Arsenal in the Sky live game on Sunday from 3.00pm on Sky Sports 1 HD

Around Sky