Liverpool boss Brendan Rogers has revealed the Anfield Stadium tough has made ball movement “difficult” for his players and has stated the club have planned to lay new grasses in the summer of 2015.

The Irish coach has been disappointed with the playing surface at the club since taking over the reins at the Merseyside outfit, and criticised the state of the pitch after his side’s 2-2 draw with Arsenal on Sunday.

Rodgers is worried the worn-out pitch is hampering his side’s style of play and would waste no time in getting it replaced.

“We will be getting a new pitch next summer to help the speed of our game, Rodgers said ahead of Boxing Day Barclays Premier league trip to Burnley.

“It is an old pitch that has not been upgraded for some years and it can be a disadvantage for us.

“It is difficult to play one-touch football on it. It is nothing to do with the ground staff at the club or at Melwood, who are outstanding, it is just because the pitch is old. We will do the best on it until the end of the season.”


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