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Brendan Rodgers not blaming Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard

Chelsea defeated Liverpool at Anfield to make the Premier League title race interesting again. The first goal for Chelsea came on an unfortunate error by Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, who slipped allowing striker Demba Ba to go in on at goal alone and score the first goal of the game.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wasn’t willing to blame Gerrard for the loss though.

“Steven is a boy who has picked up this club so many times,” Rodgers said, via the club’s website. “And it was just really unfortunate because he slipped at a crucial moment and it was right on half-time.

“He was doing everything he possibly could today and we hoped there would be one or two who would step up to the plate instead of him, but we couldn’t quite do that today.

“There’s certainly no blame because we are in the position we are in now because of him; he’s been instrumental for us this season.

“It’s just unfortunate that he’s slipped over. It could have happened to anyone. This is a guy that is so strong mentally.

“He probably got frustrated but I thought he showed his courage today because after that he still kept getting on the football, he still tried to pass; at times, he broke through and broke the line to get in.

“But he and our other attacking threats just couldn’t quite make the breakthrough. Give credit to Chelsea for that; they sat in really deep.”

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