Liverpool boss Rodgers: First mistake I've seen Carragher make

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Jamie Carragher isn't to blame for their Europa League elimination at the hands of Zenit St Petersburg.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says Jamie Carragher isn't to blame for their Europa League elimination at the hands of Zenit St Petersburg.

A rare error from Carragher proved costly in the early stages of the contest as his under-hit back pass allowed Hulk to bear down on goal and slot beyond Pepe Reina for the opener.

Rodgers reflected: "It's probably the first mistake I have seen him make since I came to the football club - and that includes every day in training.

"There's no blame attached. I thought he was brilliant tonight in how he controlled Hulk, who is a real threat with his strength and power. It's just one of those unfortunate things a player.

"I'm disappointed for Carra because he's a brilliant professional and he deserved to go into the next round. Unfortunately, it wasn't to be."

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