Loading...
Loading Live Scoring...
*All times CAT (GMT+2)

Football | Barclays Premier League

Liverpool manager's son found not guilty



Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers voiced his family's relief after his footballer son Anton was cleared Friday in a sex case at England's central criminal court.

Anton Rodgers, 20, and three Brighton teammates were found not guilty of sexual assault and voyeurism.

The retrial, at the Old Bailey in London, followed an earlier trial in which a jury could not agree verdicts.

Brendan Rodgers said: "The last 18 months have been extremely traumatic for us as a family, but we are relieved that Anton's name has been cleared.

"I am also pleased for the other defendants and their families, that they can now get on with living their lives without these hurtful allegations hanging over them."

Anton Rodgers, Lewis Dunk, 21, and George Barker, 21, and former teammate Steve Cook, 22, who now plays for Bournemouth, had maintained their innocence throughout.

They were alleged to have assaulted a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room in July 2011 after celebrating a victory.

Shop

Gerrard: My Autobiography
Steven Gerrard is a hero to millions, not only as the inspirational captain of Liverpool FC, but as a key member of the England team.
R161.00
Rafa: My Story
Revelatory memoir from the greatest sportsman in the world today.
R182.00
Mitre Monde Soccer Ball - White
Voted as one of the UK's favourite match balls
R219.00


Comments

More expert analysis and opinion from Sport24
The opinions expressed by Sport24 experts and bloggers are theirs alone, and do not necessarily represent those of SuperSport

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Other Live Streaming

Event Streaming

Channel Streaming

Sports Talk



Dr Errol Sweeney
German ref epitomised what refereeing is all about
I’m regularly asked what is required to be a top class referee in soccer. What are the basics, the...

Segun Odegbami
Barcelona on my mind
I guess every reader of this column knows by now that I am a fan of Barcelona.

Calvin Emeka Onwuka
Jose's feeling the heat
Many of my regular readers here will know I am neither a Jose Mourinho apologist nor a cult...

John Dykes
Make the call, ref!
Here’s an excerpt from an alternative, purely fictitious match report from Saturday’s Barclays...

Carol Radull
Arsenal, it's good to be third
I love making Manchester United supporters angry. And nowadays it’s so easy to do that.

Neil Tovey
Who scored in the transfer window?
The January transfer window is challenging as you are either getting players who are short of game...