Brendan Rodgers has backed Liverpool to continue to improve during the second-half of the season…
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes that his young team will continue to show signs of improvement throughout the second-half of the season, after an impressive 2-0 win over Aston Villa.
The Reds are now seventh in the Premier League, just five points adrift of the top four, and have lost only one of their last ten matches – winning six. We’ve also advanced in the League Cup and the FA Cup during that run.
And speaking after the game at Villa Park, Rodgers admitted that things were feeling much more positive in the Reds’ camp, saying: “We have regained our identity in how the team has played for two years.”
“It is fair to say that in the opening four months or so of the season we were just nowhere near what we have been. We needed to find a solution to that.
“We changed the system for [the Manchester United game] and even though we lost the game, I saw enough in our play and the dynamic of the team to show that it could be a way for us going forward.
“There has been a lot of hard work, the players have got confidence now in the way of working and they have been performing very, very well.
“You will always be looking to improve, no matter how well you are doing. It’s the challenge when you work with young players; you saw the youthfulness in the team today.
“There’s a lot of improvement left in this team and group. But we’re building towards the future here at the club. We have been progressing very well.
“We obviously had a bump in the road in the early part of the season. But in this period, the team is performing at a good level – defensively strong and playing some wonderful football. It’s pleasing, but we have to keep improving.”
The games will continue to come thick and fast for Rodgers and co, with Liverpool back in action against Chelsea in the first leg of the semi-final of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday, before hosting Bolton in the FA Cup on Saturday.