‘Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers needs to pick a settled side’

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers needs to pick a settled side ahead of a key run of fixtures, according to Jan Molby

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Brendan Rodgers replaced Kenny Dalglish as Liverpool manager in May Back Page Images

Jan Molby has urged Brendan Rodgers to settle on his first-choice Liverpool side ahead of a key run of fixtures.

The Reds boss brought vice-captain Daniel Agger into his starting line-up for the 4-0 victory over Fulham at Anfield last Saturday as the Merseyside outfit moved into second place in the Premier League table.

Rodgers has alternated between Agger, Martin Skrtel, Kolo Toure and Mamadou Sakho at centre-half this term, whilst the Northern Irishman has regularly adjusted his formation throughout the campaign.

But Molby feels Liverpool need a settled side ahead of a challenging run of fixtures during the festive period.

“Liverpool have been given a unique opportunity,” Molby wrote in his Liverpool Echo column.

“The Reds have just one midweek game between now and Christmas and so have the chance to pick a settled side. They need to.

“Liverpool began playing the season in the Brendan Rodgers style and in a 4-2-3-1 formation. But the manager then decided to move away from that.

“Against Fulham, Liverpool lined up in more of a 4-4-2 system which is not something we’ve seen much of since he arrived.

“We need to see Liverpool get back to the true ideals of a Brendan Rodgers team. Years ago, we called it the Liverpool Way.”

He continued: “By returning to what defines a Rodgers team, it will mean some players are left out and disappointed. But the manager has shown he is not afraid to make the big decisions.”

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