Liverpool stoke trouble

  • Agencies, Stoke
  • |
  • Updated: Dec 27, 2012 11:22 IST

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants his side to show some consistency if they are going to challenge for the top four in the Premier League.

The Reds suffered a 3-1 defeat to Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium as Jonathan Walters scored twice either side of Kenwyne Jones' effort to overturn Steven Gerrard's early penalty - awarded for a foul on Luis Suarez - for the visitors.

Stoke's unbeaten run is now extended to nine games - their best ever in the Premier League while Liverpool suffered more inconsistency by failing to build on Saturday's 4-0 win over Fulham.

"Our inconsistency is the biggest thing," Rodgers said.

'Messi the best'

Brasilia: Argentine striker Lionel Messi is the best football player in the world, according to most Brazilian footballers who responded a survey by the portal UOL Esporte.

According to the poll, the striker from Spanish club Barcelona was praised by 90% of 100 players from 15 Brazilians clubs who were consulted, the Prensa Latina news agency reported.

In second place was Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo, with only seven percent of the votes.

 

also read

Chelsea win League Cup, EPL title hopes helped by Man City loss

blog comments powered by Disqus