Liverpool F.C. Manager Brendan Rodgers Salutes Resilient Raheem Sterling

Brendan Rodgers is said to be frustrated that England manager Roy Hodgson went public with Raheem Sterling's complaints about fatigue. But the Liverpool manager is adamant there is no need for him or Sterling to meet up with Hodgson to clear the air.

updated: October 20, 2014 14:02 IST
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Raheem Sterling (L) celebrates after scoring the winner against Queens Park Rangers.


London: Brendan Rodgers saluted Raheem Sterling's courageous display as the Liverpool star ignored a week of criticism to lead his side to an unforgettable 3-2 win at QPR.

Sterling had endured widespread derision after England manager Roy Hodgson revealed the Reds winger had told him he was too tired to play in last weekend's Euro 2016 qualifier against Estonia.

The 19-year-old's commitment to his country and passion for the sport were subsequently questioned, but Sterling made a point to the critics as he produced two key contributions at Loftus Road on Sunday to seal the points for Rodgers's men in one of the most astonishing matches in recent Premier League history.

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