It Reasons Not Play Sterling Rodgers in the starting XI
Liverpool – Raheem Sterling There was no name on the list when the Liverpool starting XI against Aston Villa. Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers, has a special reason why not play Sterling since the beginning.
Liverpool’s 0-1 defeat of Villa in action at Anfield on Saturday (13/09/2014) evening hrs. Rodgers lose Mario Balotelli in attack, supported by Adam Lallana, Lazar Markovic, and Philippe Coutinho.
There is no need to name Daniel Sturridge sidelined for several weeks due to injury and Sterling on the bench.
The Reds are not bad in terms of ball control. However, as also acknowledged Rodgers, they are difficult to penetrate in the final third of the pitch. This can be seen from 18 Attempts at their disposal throughout the game, but only one of them is right on target.
Sterling then inserted in the 60th minute to replace Lallana. However, this does not change much. Liverpool remains difficult to penetrate.
Then, what is the reason Rodgers backing up Sterling from the beginning? The 41 year old was calling, this is the perfect opportunity to rest him. Moreover, Liverpool will undergo a busy season with the Champions League.
“It will be a very long season and this is the perfect opportunity to give a break to Raheem,” Rodgers said as reported by the BBC.
“Because, maybe he will not get the opportunity to rest a lot this season.”