Brendan Rodgers rubbishes rumors of unrest in Liverpool dressing room
Brendan Rodgers has rejected reports of unrest in the Liverpool dressing-room, despite previously admitting 'issues'.
Rodgers was speaking before Liverpool's Capital One Cup quarter-final tie at Bournemouth.
After the 3-0 defeat at Old Trafford on Sunday, Rodgers admitted that there were "issues" within his squad.
"In every dressing room there have always been been issues, but it is not something I discuss outside of the dressing room. The players are honest but we are not getting results," Rodgers said after the Manchester United defeat.
However, Rodgers has now moved to reject any problems at Anfield.
"Talk of unrest is totally untrue," Rodgers said. "Of course they not happy not winning games, these are competitive players who almost won league last year, so they won't be happy because they are so competitive. But our spirit is very strong.
"Our dressing room is very strong - we are very fortunate that we have got a captain who is a strong leader in dressing room and it's something that's been very important in my time here."
Rodgers also put down Liverpool's poor form to a mix of careless defending and bad luck.
"I was more than happy with our attitude in the game against United. We just needed to defend better at certain times. I've seen enough at the weekend to know that the intent is coming back to our game."
Liverpool travel to Championship side Bournemouth having lost four and won just one of their last six away matches. They have kept two clean sheets in their last 11 games.