"However I do realise that people's safety comes first and you have to listen to the police authorities.
"If anything, I think playing the Premier League will help the situation personally.
"It'll help get people back to normality. If you put it off, we'll be giving in to people who have shown just what they are in society."
added: "It's a problem which society has got and I'll echo what everybody else thinks who's seen this outrage," he said.
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"It's sad and disappointing to see people on the rampage like that. I hope the Premier League can start and bring a bit of peace and normality to it, because you don't want to see these scenes we've witnessed."
said he was saddened to see the riots across England but insisted his side will not be distracted ahead of their clash with Manchester City on Monday night.
"It's obviously sad in relation to what's happening," said Rodgers. "It is sad that football is interrupted but we are preparing for the game.
"This is a bigger issue than football, it is sad that socially that's where we are at."
Speaking to BBC Sport, Professional Footballers' Association chief executive
added: "It's very sad because football and sport has got to be a cohesive force in society, and if we can get football matches on it will be a sign that calm is being restored."
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