Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers: We must improve against ‘bigger clubs’

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers wants the Reds to improve their record against the big clubs this season

Brendan Rodgers
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers Photo: The Sport Review

Brendan Rodgers wants Liverpool to improve their record against the bigger teams ahead of next weekend’s trip to Arsenal.

The Reds are currently second in the Premier League table after an emphatic 4-1 win against West Bromwich Albion at Anfield on Saturday.

Liverpool failed to beat any of the top four in Rodgers’ first season at the Merseyside outfit – and the Reds boss wants to improve that record.

“If you look at our record last season, we were outstanding against ‘smaller’ teams,” said Rodgers.

“It was actually against the bigger teams that we never got the wins; we would draw those games and we lost one or two.

“Those games that we ‘should’ have won last year, we did win. There were obviously a couple of games that we lost. But we’ve only lost twice here in the calendar year.

“When I came into here, it was very difficult to find a win here at Anfield. Now we’re creating an environment where it’s a difficult place to come.

“That was the idea – get through to January with the squad that we have, keep the confidence up and hopefully we’ll assess it and reinforce from there, like we did last January.

“Hopefully, all being well, players stay fit and we keep the momentum and form going – because I think from January onwards we’ll continually get better.”

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