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Rodgers aims for right blend

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admits his biggest challenge is striking a balance between experience and youth in his squad.

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Brendan Rodgers: Plans to give youth a chance at Liverpool

Brendan Rodgers: Plans to give youth a chance at Liverpool

Rodgers criticised his players for not showing enough steel in the 3-1 Boxing Day defeat by Stoke at the Britannia Stadium.

But the Reds manager did excuse the likes of Suso and Jonjo Shelvey, who both started the game, and substitutes Raheem Sterling and Jordan Henderson.

"If you have a lot of experienced players they have that experience which carries them through," Rodgers said.

"But we have a lot of young players in the group and what everyone will tell you is with young players you get inconsistency.

"That has been the highlight for me in terms of the area we need to improve on. But the only way they get that experience is by throwing them in and sending them out there.

"I can't be critical of the young players, it is something that is natural at a football club and as a manager I expect it. That is something you have to deal with and grow from.

"Our young players will become better players, but what we need to ensure is that we can improve both senior and youth players."

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