Downing upset by Rodgers

Liverpool winger Stewart Downing says he is "upset" and "disappointed" after comments from manager Brendan Rodgers.

Last Updated: 07/10/12 at 13:31 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Transfer news: West Ham sign Barcelona midfielder Alex Song on season-long loan

Post comment

West Ham have completed the signing of Barcelona midfielder Alex Song on a season-long loan deal.

Transfer news: West Brom sign Sebastian Blanco from Metalist Kharkiv

Post comment

West Brom have completed the signing of Argentina winger Sebastian Blanco from Metalist Kharkiv for an undisclosed fee.

All Articles

Stewart Downing: 'I always try my be

Stewart Downing: 'I always try my be

Liverpool winger Stewart Downing says he is "upset" and "disappointed" after manager Brendan Rodgers told the press the winger has to fight for the shirt.

Rodgers revealed late last month he had spoken to Downing and claimed he had to "show more commitment to the cause".

However, those comments to the media have not sat well with the 28-year-old who claims he always gives his all.

"I was upset and you'll have to ask the manager what he meant with that quote. I always try my best," he said in a number of national newspapers.

"Bravery is a lot of things. If you want tackling and running around bustling, that's not my game. But bravery is also taking the ball when you're losing and creating things. That's what I try to do.

"I'm disappointed. Yet if that's how the manager sees it, there's not a lot I can do about it.

"I just have to keep working hard and do what he tells me to do. I have to perform on the field and get my head down.

"I would have preferred if it was private, but that's the way it is.

"We've had a few conversations and the only thing for me is to keep working hard and take my chance when I get it."


Click here for a completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Brendan Rodgers denies Liverpool’s signings are comparable to Tottenham’s transfer spree

Brendan Rodgers rejects suggestions that Liverpool’s influx of new arrivals is comparable to Tottenham’s transfer spree last season.

Premier League: Manchester United held 0-0 by Burnley at Turf Moor

Louis van Gaal continues to wait for his first win as Manchester United manager following a 0-0 draw away to Burnley.

Transfer news: West Brom sign Sebastian Blanco from Metalist Kharkiv

West Brom have completed the signing of Argentina winger Sebastian Blanco from Metalist Kharkiv for an undisclosed fee.

Mail Box

Surely A Spurs Fan Should Remember...

...what happened to the fourth Champions League place the last time an English team won the thing. Plus, who would want to pay £60 to watch the current England team?

Ginger Pirlo? Don't Make Me Laugh...

A Sunderland fan in the mailbox is surprised by Jack Colback's call up to the England squad. Plus, thoughts on Welbeck and Liverpool's Champions League draw...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property