Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers admits they missed Jamie Carragher for defeat at Southampton.

The Reds lost 3-1 at the St Mary's.

On how much his side missed Carragher in the centre of defence, Rodgers said: "There's no question.

"For us, it's an area we feel we need to be better in. There's no doubt about that and that was one of the reasons for bringing him back - for his leadership qualities.

"But it wasn't the sole reason. We haven't been giving soft goals away like that for a long time now. That has given us greater confidence within the team."