Liverpool boss, Brendan Rodgers said Jordan Henderson showed his maturity in letting Mario Balotelli take the match-winning penalty against Besiktas.

"Jordan showed his maturity -- and what a team player he is," Rodgers said. "He respected that Mario is an outstanding penalty taker and was happy to give it to him to take."

There appeared to be a disagreement over who should take the penalty, but Rodgers tried to clear things up by saying: "There has been a lot more drama made about it from you [the media] than us.

"It's very clear who the penalty takers are. When Steven [Gerrard] plays he is number one. With the players on at the start of the game Jordan was nominated penalty taker.

"But if Jordan, Steven and Mario are on the pitch at the same time then we normally have Steven or Mario take penalties."