Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says sometimes young players just need a chance to prove themselves.
Rodgers cites the example of Jon Flanagan this season.
"There's no reason English players can't succeed. We have players who have confidence and who can play," stresses Rodgers.
"Look at Jon Flanagan. At one point we didn't even have any Championship clubs who wanted him on loan. But I hear people talking about what a good passer of the ball he is. It's exercises and drills that have made him better and better.
" Look at Jordan Henderson. Everyone is talking about how good he is tactically. He can play and pass. We can do that in this country but players need to be encouraged and given confidence. And, of course, the players also have to want to do it."
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