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Liverpool: 'Our Game Is Getting Better' - Rodgers

Liverpool: 'Our Game Is Getting Better' - Rodgers

Despite letting a half-time lead slip against his former club, Swansea City, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers was keen to take away the positives...

Liverpool may have lost their 100% record last night, showing some defensive deficiencies in the process, but that didn't stop Brendan Rodgers from putting a positive spin on proceedings.

The Reds looked on course for 12 points from 12 when Daniel Sturridge and Victor Moses overturned Jonjo Shelvey's second minute opener before the break.

Further chances came and went before a goal from Michu brought the scores level and inspired a frantic finish during which the hosts could easily have won it themselves.

Speaking at his post-match press conference, Rodgers reflected: "I thought for the first 65 minutes we were very good.

"Probably no-one knows the stadium as well as I do here and what the crowd are like when the momentum gets up - so we showed incredible character to get back into the game so early after they had scored.

"We had done some work on the counter-attack and flooding forward, because we knew there were going to be spells in the game that we wouldn't have the ball. We exploited that quite well for the second goal.

"Until 65 minutes, we had good control. We're disappointed with the second goal that we gave away; obviously then the momentum changes into Swansea's hands for the last 20-25 minutes.

"Then we've got to show another side, especially when you're away from home, of character and resilience. And we did that."

A point was enough to take the Merseysiders back to the top of the standings but, at such a formative stage of the campaign, Rodgers insists he is not about to get too carried away.

"Make no mistakes, we've got a lot of improvements still to make," continued the Northern Irishman.

"But I thought we showed enough evidence tonight that our game is getting better and we have a character in the team that is going to allow us to pick up a lot of results.

"So, in the end, it's a point gained for us."

The Reds are next in action on Saturday when Southampton visit Anfield.



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Writer:Gavin Kelley-Day
Date:Tuesday September 17 2013
Time: 5:57PM

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