Gary Lineker has slammed Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers on Twitter.
Lineker, who now presents Match of the Day, was a vocaled critic of Rodgers’ tactics during the Reds 1-0 defeat away at Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Karim Benzema’s 28th minute goal settled proceedings at the Bernabeu, a result which leaves Liverpool on the bring of elimination.
Brendan Rodgers left both Steven Gerrard and Raheem Sterling out of the first XI, and Lineker slammed the Liverpool boss on the social-networking site.
“Rodgers intimating that many of his players were dropped for being awful at Newcastle rather than being rested. If that’s true, fair enough,” Lineker tweeted.
He also posted: “Ah, the old ‘he’s never been a manager’ line. Funny they never use that one when you’re being complimentary.”
“Rodgers has left out Henderson, Sterling, Balotelli, Gerrard and Coutinho at Real Madrid. He has, though, thrown in a white towel,” the 53-year-old said.
“Selecting a weakened side in Europe’s premier competition, especially against Real Madrid, is unbefitting of a club of Liverpool’s stature.
“If I were one of Liverpool’s star players, I’d be choked to be left out of a game at the Bernabeu against the European Champions.”
by Ben Reardon