Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers: We can recover from difficult start

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is confident the club can recover from a difficult start to their Premier League campaign

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Brendan Rodgers replaced Kenny Dalglish as Liverpool manager in May Photo: WBUR, via Flickr

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Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool can recover from a difficult start to the Premier League campaign, with the Reds manager pointing to his experience at Swansea City last season.

The 39-year-old, who masterminded the Swans’ promotion to the English top flight, saw the Liberty Stadium outfit fail to secure a win in their opening four games, before turning around their season and finishing in a respectable 11th place.

Liverpool suffered a comprehensive 3-0 defeat by West Bromwich Albion at the Hawthorns in their first match, before drawing 2-2 with Manchester City, followed by a 2-0 loss to Arsenal at Anfield.

Rodgers’ side travel to Sunderland on Saturday as they look to move out of the relegation zone, and the Liverpool manager is eager to secure his first league victory at the club.

“Last year, I think it was our fifth game before we got a win when I was Swansea manager,” Rodgers said.

“I had all sorts of statistics thrown at me in the first few games, we hadn’t scored a goal and whatnot, and obviously those statistics changed come the end of the season. It’s just all part of it, it’s the modern game, people will look into all these things.

“I’m fortunate. I work with the players day in, day out. I see their focus, I see their concentration. Sometimes your starts in leagues are dependant on who you play as well, there’s no doubt we’ve had a difficult set of games.”

“After the Arsenal game, it gave us all a chance to go away and reflect but everyone has come back now re-motivated and got energy to go again.

“We know now we want to pick up some important results going forward and that starts on Saturday for us.”

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