Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers: Season is like a 110m hurdles race

Brendan Rodgers says the season is like a 110m hurdles race - and insists the Reds won't get carried away by their solid start

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Brendan Rodgers took over at Anfield last May Photo: Back Page Images

Brendan Rodgers says the Premier League season is like a 110m hurdles race, adding that Liverpool won’t get carried away by their perfect start.

The Reds are the only top-flight side left with a 100 per cent record after securing three consecutive 1-0 victories over Stoke City, Aston Villa and defending champions Manchester United.

Liverpool face Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium on Monday night, and Rodgers insisted his squad won’t read into their impressive early results until the Reds have played at least 10 league games.

“No-one is getting carried away here,” Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo.

“We see this season as a race. It’s like a 110m hurdles race and we have many hurdles in front of us. We have jumped the first three hurdles but that counts for nothing now. We have to approach the next hurdle which is Swansea with the same mentality, passion and drive. It will be a difficult game.

“It’s all about the next game and trying to keep accumulating points. That’s what we’ve done throughout which has seen us go on this run dating back to January.

“We will take a look at it after 10 games this season and see how the league shapes up. Then we’ll see where we are at the halfway point knowing
that come the second half of the season we will be stronger.

“I said that last year that we would be stronger in the second half of the season and it will be the same this time. We will get better and better.”

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