Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers: It was a really significant performance

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers hails a big win but stresses the Reds still have a lot of work to do

Brendan Rodgers
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers Photo: The Sport Review

Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool still have a lot of work to do as the Reds continue to evolve under the Northern Irishman.

Liverpool are currently in second place and four points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea after a 3-0 victory over Southampton at St Mary’s on Saturday.

However, Rodgers doesn’t want the Reds to get carried away amid growing talk of a Premier League title bid this season.

“We’ve made many changes on and off the field in the time I’ve been here, but what we have created is a one-club mentality. Now when anyone talks about Liverpool, it’s about the football, and that’s very pleasing,” Rodgers said.

“We still have a lot of work to do in terms of where I want to take the team. It’s great to have a group of players that are very honest and want to go with you on the journey. You can see by their work-rate, intensity and quality that we’re improving all the time.

“We’ll stay calm. It’s good for the supporters to dream. It’s great for them because they’ve seen the evolution of this team over the last 18 months – and we’ve been constantly for over a year progressing and performing at a good level.”

He added: “We’ve had an outstanding performance today – a really significant performance – against a very, very good side with an excellent manager. Our players were tactically brilliant today; kept a clean sheet collectively as a team and scored three goals.

“We’ll just stay calm. 10 games to go, we’re in a good position and we just want to continue working at the level we’ve been at.”

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