Liverpool boss hails last season’s defeat to Man United “best defeat” of career

first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers rates last season’s 3-0 loss at Old Trafford as the best defeat of his career.The Reds created far more chances against Manchester United in December but the now-departed Raheem Sterling, in particular, found goalkeeper David de Gea, who is set for his first start of the season after signing a new contract after a failed transfer to Real Madrid, in top form.However, the reverse proved to be a catalyst as the Reds went on a 13-match unbeaten run in the league which was only ended by United at Anfield in March.It replicated a pattern which is developing with Rodgers’ teams which has seen them play their best football at the turn of the year.“It was probably the best defeat I’ve ever had,” said the Reds boss.“You never want to lose the game but I saw enough in that day to know we had actually got our identity back.“We should have scored goals but ultimately lost the game because we didn’t defend well enough.“From that moment we then kicked on and had a good spell.” Liverpool 1last_img read more