Liverpool 2 Burnley 0: Rodgers urges Reds to keep up momentum

The Liverpool manager challenges his side to keep up their recent impressive domestic form

Brendan Rodgers warned his Liverpool side that they cannot afford to take their foot off the pedal in the race for Champions League qualification after Wednesday’s 2-0 win over Burnley.

Jordan Henderson continued his good recent form when he fired the Reds in front at Anfield in the 29th minute.

The midfielder then turned provider for Daniel Sturridge, who headed home in the 51th minute on his return to Rodgers’ starting line-up.

The win put Liverpool in fifth place in the Premier League table but just two points behind fourth-placed Manchester United heading into the final 10 games of the season.

And Rodgers has urged his side to keep up their good form as the race for a top-four finish hots up.

Speaking to BBC Sport after Wednesday’s victory on Merseyside, Rodgers said: “It was a good performance tonight. These can be difficult games because you’re expected to win.

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“Burnley are a tough team to beat, but tonight we were very, very good in our defensive organisation and we looked very exciting going forward.

“It’s all about the levels of our performances – we are focused, we are playing the game at our level and we’re entering a stage of the season which we can enjoy. We just have to maintain this momentum.”

Liverpool’s next game is a home clash with Blackburn Rovers in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup on Sunday.

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