Brendan Rodgers pleased with Liverpool’s ‘very encouraging’ start

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits he is pleased with the club's "very encouraging" start to the season

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers took over at Anfield in May 2012 Photo: The Sport Review

Brendan Rodgers says he is pleased with Liverpool’s “very encouraging” start to the Premier League season.

Steven Gerrard, Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suárez all netted first-half goals in a comfortable 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace at Anfield on Saturday which hoisted the Reds to the top of the table.

Liverpool have won four of their opening six games after bringing in eight new signings this summer, and Rodgers is happy with the Merseyside outfit’s progress over the past 10 months.

“We wanted to make improvements on last season. From January onwards, our performance level has been good,” Rodgers told BBC Sport.

“We finished seventh last year and our idea is to get into the top four. There is still a long way to go, it is seven games in. All we had in mind at
this stage was to make a good start.

“To have won five games out of seven has been very encouraging. I still believe there is a lot of development in this group and team.

“We can play a lot better but we’ve got the mentality now that if we don’t play as well as we want to, at least we can win games. That’s something that’s very important.

“It’s a great credit to the players – their mentality to improve has been excellent. In the opening seven games, we haven’t hit anywhere near the level, performance-wise, that we would want to.

“But what we’ve shown is that we can win games, even when we don’t play at our best.”

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