Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers: Our draw at Swansea shows progress
Brendan Rodgers says Liverpool's display in a 0-0 draw with Swansea shows their progress since losing there in May
Brendan Rodgers believes Liverpool showcased the progress they have made over the past six months with an encouraging performance in goalless draw at Swansea City on Sunday.
The Reds had the better of the chances, with Raheem Sterling hitting the crossbar, before Jose Enrique had a goal ruled out for offside.
Liverpool lost 1-0 to Swansea, who were under Rodgers’ stewardship, on the final day of the Premier League campaign in May, and Kenny Dalglish’s successor is happy with his squad’s improvement.
“I thought there was a marked difference,” Rodgers told Liverpool’s website.
“I was really pleased with the quality of our game today, I thought our build-up play was good and we got through the thirds well.
“I just thought we needed a fraction more belief in the final third. There were opportunities around the box where we could have got a shot off a bit quicker.
“That comes from certain types of player and personnel you have in.
“I thought the method in our game was good, and people who would have seen the game at the end of last season would have seen a difference today, hopefully.”
Joe Allen and Rodgers were both making their first return to the Liberty Stadium since swapping Swansea for Liverpool in the summer.
The Wales international has started every Premier League game since completing a £15m move, and Allen is confident the Reds can begin turning draws into victories, starting at Tottenham on Wednesday.
“We have extended our unbeaten run now in the league to eight games and we are getting that consistency now which we want,” said Allen.
“We would like to pick up more wins, that goes without saying, but we are confident that in the coming matches that’s going to come.
“We will go to White Hart Lane with a high level of confidence and are confident we can get a good result.”