The Reds boss hit out at his opposite number in the wake of his side's 2-0 loss to the Blues at Anfield on Sunday, but the Portuguese claims hewas later praised for his tactics
In the immediate aftermath of Chelsea's controversial 2-0 win on Sunday, Rodgers accused his opposite number of "parking two buses" in order to keep a clean sheet, with Liverpool frustrated by their counterparts' tactics.
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"Brendan is a manager and someone I consider my friend. I met him a long time ago when he was a very young coach coaching kids and I consider him a friend," he told reporters.
"Of course I know his words after the match but I also know his words today and today he told me congratulations for a great victory and a great performance.
"This is important to me especially because he is someone I consider a friend and I like. So I forget what he said after the match and instead what he said today.
"He watched the match on video again and now he understands what happened."