Next Match: away to Chelsea, December 29
The Football Association is looking into the comments made by Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers following his side's 2-1 Boxing Day defeat at Manchester City, Press Association Sport understands. Rodgers, furious with a number of decisions made by the officials during the Barclays Premier League contest, appeared afterwards to question the integrity of its referee Lee Mason. The manager said the officials' performance was "horrendous" and expressed his surprise that, in Mason, a referee from Bolton - barely 14 miles from Manchester - should have been in charge of the game. "I was surprised we are playing in Manchester and have a referee from Greater Manchester," Rodgers said. "I am sure we won't get (for) Liverpool-Man City someone from the Wirral. I thought they were horrendous in terms of performance. Hopefully we don't have another Greater Manchester referee again on a Liverpool-Manchester game."