Man United 0 Liverpool 3: We could have scored six, says Brendan Rodgers
Man United 0 Liverpool 3: Brendan Rodgers revels in the Reds's dominant performance against the defending champions
Brendan Rodgers felt Liverpool could have scored five or six at Old Trafford after the Reds were comfortable winners against Manchester United.
The 33-year-old Liverpool captain scored a penalty either side of half-time after infringements by United defensive duo Rafael da Silva and Phil Jones.
We won’t get carried away. It is a wonderful result and our confidence is high at the moment but our only focus is on the next game
Gerrard surrendered the chance to score a memorable hat-trick against the Red Devils after missing a third spot-kick following Nemanja Vidic’s red card for bringing down Daniel Sturridge.
Liverpool capped a stellar performance with six minutes remaining as Sturridge and Luis Suarez combined, with the Uruguayan finishing past beleaguered United goalkeeper David De Gea.
“Our dominance in the match was clear. We had confidence and belief coming here that we could get a result. We could arguably have scored five or six and that is testament to the quality of the players,” Rodgers told BBC Sport.
“We are a very aggressive team. I was very similar at Swansea with my players, we got a lot of penalties with the team there and it is the same at Liverpool.
“It is our aggression and intent to attack means we are going to be in the area and provoke more fouls.”
Rodgers played down talk of Liverpool winning the Premier League title as the Reds moved to within four points of Chelsea, who have played one game more than the Merseyside outfit.
“We won’t get carried away. It is a wonderful result and our confidence is high at the moment but our only focus is on the next game,” Rodgers added.
“If we can continue to play at the same intensity, we will continue to win games.”