Rodgers has suggested that the national side could have handled the striker's fitness in a better way.
The Arsenal midfielder played in an unfamiliar holding midfield position.
There may be dinosaurs at the FA, and the 'patient' may be sick, but surely there is a case for a new manager to oversee change for the better in both the short term and long term?
If he misses the clash with Arsenal, the forward could miss key games against Bayern Munich and Chelsea.
A selection of the latest stories involving Liverpool Football Club this Monday morning.
James McCarthy and Aiden McGeady combined to give the Republic of Ireland a 1-0 lead against Georgia.
Manchester United's British record signing dazzled in a friendly for his country last night against the World champions.
A selection of the latest stories involving Liverpool Football Club this Thursday morning.
Lamela was recently called up by Argentina for their friendly with Germany.
West Ham's Ravel Morrison believes teammate Mark Noble unfairly overlooked.
Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain, previously linked to Arsenal, scored a superb goal in Argentina's friendly with Italy.
Habib Makanjuola is 14-years-old, and can now boast of being a world champion when he returns to Chelsea.
The rogue state is beginning to export footballing talent all over the world - and with great results.
Keisuke Honda put in a mesmerizing performance for Japan at the Confederations Cup to re-announce himself on the world stage.
We take a look at the three nations who are tied 207th in the FIFA rankings and what life is like for them
After poor stints at Manchester City, Galatasaray and Everton, the Brazilian striker has returned home in order to earn a place in the final squad for 2014
Frank Lampard is closing in on 100 international caps with England, marking a fantastic career for his country.
The World Cup is not only football's biggest tournament, but it also serves as a shop window for players to impress onlooking clubs.
Amongst those sending their congratulations where former Liverpool and Tottenham strikers, along with Jamie Carragher.
On loan at Napoli, Pepe Reina is currently wearing the shirt Mario Balotelli wore when he saved his penalty to bed on international duty.