Brendan Rodgers unhappy with Liverpool’s lack of creativity
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says the Reds need to show more creativity after 3-1 win against Man United
Brendan Rodgers has spoken of his disappointment at Liverpool’s lack of creativity after a 3-1 loss to Manchester United at Old Trafford on Saturday evening.
The Reds had just two touches in David De Gea’s area in the first half before registering four shots on target.
We’re five games in and we haven’t created anywhere near as much as we would have liked
Christian Benteke managed to halve the deficit after Daley Blind and Ander Herrera had handed United a 2-0 lead, before Anthony Martial restored their two-goal cushion.
And Liverpool manager Rodgers felt his Reds side lacked initiative until after Liverpool had conceded their first goal at Old Trafford.
“You need to [be better] technically and you have to be superior with the ball in order to build your attack,” Rodgers told Liverpool’s website. “So that’s something that needs a lot of work.
“We spoke about it at half-time with the players. We’re five games in and we haven’t created anywhere near as much as we would have liked. That’s something I need to go away with the coaches and staff and have a look at and how we can find ways in which to be much more creative.
“This is a team that, certainly for the first couple of years, was very offensive and creative.
“We’re still looking to find that way, with numbers of players coming in, to get that balance and efficiency in the team, but certainly we need to create more opportunities.
“With the players we’ll have coming back – players that are really creative, dynamic and have speed – they’ll hopefully offer the team that.”
Liverpool have lost successive games in the Premier League after defeats by West Ham United and the Red Devils.
The Reds have dropped to ninth in the Premier League table after having conceded six goals in their last two top-flight outings.
The Merseyside outfit welcome newly-promoted Norwich City at Anfield in their next Premier League outing on Saturday.