Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson says manager Brendan Rodgers was right to publicly blast his young players after their FA Cup defeat at Oldham Athletic.

Some believe Rodgers went too far, that a Liverpool manager should keep criticism in-house, that he has undermined his players.

"The manager didn't go too far, not at all," Henderson told the Mail on Sunday. "He was dead right. Everyone at this club was shocked and pretty disgusted at how we performed. No disrespect to Oldham but we have to be going there and winning comfortably.

"What he did was good man management and it has given us all the kick up the backside we needed. It has made sure that the focus is on what we need to do. He was right to say what he said and that goes for the whole team and not just certain individuals."