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Rodgers demands big finish

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has urged his side to finish the season with a flourish despite having little to play for.

Last Updated: 30/03/13 at 13:59 Post Comment   

Brendan Rodgers: Demanding response to defeat at Southampton

Brendan Rodgers: Demanding response to defeat at Southampton

The Reds are realistically playing for a Europa League place at best as they head into Sunday's clash at Aston Villa nine points adrift of the top four in the Premier League.

Defender Jamie Carragher admitted the defeat at Southampton prior to the international break effectively ended their Champions League hopes, but Rodgers has warned his players not to let the season "peter out".

"The Southampton result was disappointing and unexpected because we were in great form and playing well," he said.

"The international break has given us a chance to analyse and reflect on it and sometimes you have to after a performance like that when there were no positives.

"It is very important the season doesn't peter out and it can't do. We are at a stage of the season when we don't have a trophy to play for as such but we have to fight.

"This is a club where supporters pay good money home and away to watch the club. This is a club where there is institutional pride playing for Liverpool.

"Of course we always want to be challenging for trophies but if that is not the case you represent the shirt and the city and every game is vital. Every position we can grow in the Premier League this season is important for us.

"We are looking to finish the season with strength and continue. It is very important we finish the season well as that can provide a really good platform for us for next season."

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may well get slated by other United fans for this, but out of the three contenders, I'd far prefer Liverpool to win the title. Yes some elements of their fanbase can be a bit OTT, yes they're our biggest rivals and yes it will make our poor season feel even more like the end of an era (Fergie's gone, Liverpool are back on top). However I just have to applaud Brendan Rodgers and the way he's turned Liverpool around in just a couple of seasons. It...

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ooray! We are all excited now, we beat a very mediocre team! With all due respect to WHU supporters, not winning that game shouldn't even be a consideration. This is the problem, there is no winning mentality at the Emirates - we're all congratulating ourselves beating a team that we have a winning record against.

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s this meant to be an aspiration for United supporters? Moyes mediocrity strikes again. I see the Bayern boys don't want to sign for him, and his reputation amongst the senior European coaches make other key signings unlikely.

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