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Liverpool Showed Character And Resilience: Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted after an away victory over Burnley in what appeared to be a tough game for the Merseysiders. Burnley were compact at Turf Moor and had a some good chances to score themselves but couldn’t finish which has been typical of their season.

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Rodgers revealed that his side were strong mentally which won them the game, “I thought in terms of our character and resilience in the game we showed outstanding qualities when needed.

“Burnley pressed really hard and made it difficult in the first half but I felt we were better second half.

“I was really pleased because we had to show a different side to us. It’s a great three points and I’m delighted with that.”

Rodgers happy with Sterling’s performance¬†

The Ulsterman was also pleased with Raheem Sterling’s performance as he led the line for the third time in three games. The 20-year old’s strike in the 62nd minute was enough for Liverpool to clinch the three points. Rodgers said, “He’s in a position now where he’s going to receive opportunities.

“He’s going to get those central runs and since that game he’s come away and worked on that type of finish.

“He showed great composure and great ability to learn. He finished it really well so his development has got us the three points.” The youngster showed good understanding with Phillipe Coutinho who was deployed behind him. The Brazilian provided a cheeky assist for Sterling’s goal.

Liverpool have been disappointing after the first half of the season. With a host of new players at he club, they have struggled to find the same tempo of play that was present last season. However, with a change of tactics in the last few games, the Reds are slowly playing better in the final third compared to November and early December when they were found wanting. Rodgers’ men will next take on Swansea on Monday. A win will put them level on points with the Welsh side.

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