English Premiership

Milner calls for calm

2015-09-30 14:22
James Milner (Official Liverpool Twitter)

London - Liverpool midfielder James Milner called for calm and backs Rodgers before the match against Sion at Anfield on Thursday.

Liverpool are struggling with just two wins in five games this month, a poor run that has increased pressure on manager Brendan Rodgers.

"A lot of things that have been said are disappointing and frustrating really because you see how close they went to winning the league a couple of years ago and then with the players that have left the club it is going to take time to get back to that point," Milner said.

"But with patience he has shown he is a top-class manager and with the players we have we can get to where we want to be."

English woes in the Champions League only worsened on Tuesday when Jose Mourinho's Chelsea lost 2-1 at FC Porto, the team where the Portuguese manager made his mark by winning Europe's most coveted title in 2004.

London-rival Arsenal fared even worse, falling 3-2 at home to Olympiakos, for a second straight loss that left it bottom of its qualifying group.

Manchester clubs United and City both play on Wednesday night looking to bounce back from losses in their Champions League openers.

That means in six combined Champions League matches English teams have managed one sole win, a 4-0 rout Chelsea dealt minnow Maccabi Tel-Aviv on matchday one.


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

29 October 2016
Sunderland v Arsenal, Stadium of Light 13:30
Manchester United v Burnley, Old Trafford 16:00
Middlesbrough v Bournemouth, Riverside Stadium 16:00
West Bromwich Albion v Manchester City, The Hawthorns 16:00
Watford v Hull City, Vicarage Road 16:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Leicester City, White Hart Lane 16:00
Crystal Palace v Liverpool, Selhurst Park 18:30
30 October 2016
Everton v West Ham United, Goodison Park 15:30
Southampton v Chelsea, St. Mary's Stadium 18:00
31 October 2016
Stoke City v Swansea City, Britannia Stadium 22:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Will Jose Mourinho lead Manchester United to the English Premiership title in 2016/17?

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


With the Absa Premiership in full swing, who will be crowned champions when all is said and done? Will Mamelodi Sundowns defend their title? Or can Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates or Bidvest Wits mount a serious challenge? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.