Rodgers revels in team display

Brendan Rodgers paid tribute to an 'exceptional' Liverpool performance following their 3-0 win at Tottenham Hotspur.

Last Updated: 31/08/14 at 23:28 Post Comment

Brendan Rodgers: Delighted with Liverpool's performance

Brendan Rodgers: Delighted with Liverpool's performance

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The build-up had centred around Mario Balotelli's debut but it was the complete display which most pleased Rodgers in an emphatic victory.

Raheem Sterling, Steven Gerrard and Alberto Moreno scored for Liverpool on an afternoon when they carved out several other chances and also looked solid at the back.

Asked to pick out the best aspect of how Liverpool played, Rodgers told Sky Sports: "I think that everything that could be good in our game, was there. 

"Our organisation defensively was very strong, we played the diamond for the first hour and were a threat in between the lines in midfield, and obviously the two boys up front were fantastic.

"Our quality was exceptional. We got three goals and could maybe have had more. Defensively we were resolute, kept the lines tight together to minimise their chances, and closed the game out very well, so all round it was a great three points for us."

Rodgers was particularly delighted with the clean sheet as Liverpool bounced back from a 3-1 defeat by Manchester City to notch a second victory in three games.

He said: "We talked about it a lot in pre-season, and for us it's about concentration.

"I thought the back four and goalkeeper were excellent, and we created protection in front of them with our diamond and the two guys up front worked their socks off.

"Today was very much a great symbol of what we are, which is a very good team."

Rodgers added: "It is two wins out of three so it is a good start. Today we showed our quality and our intensity."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

W

ell that really inspires me with confidence. No point in training, deciding on a coherent formation, or playing players in their best positions, let's just hope we get lucky.

mumbo_jimbo
Van Gaal: Luck is key

I

believe this is because for sepp Christmas is a 7 day feast finishing on the 25th

hiya
Blatter calls for early final

F

alcao really needs to shine now. Apparently according to the stats, he scores more when played up front alone. I wonder if Van Gaal will actually apply a formation to get the best out of him though.

anthracyte
Van Persie lay-off expected

Footer 365

Mark Hughes angered by officials in Stoke win over Hull

Mark Hughes was pleased with Stoke's 1-0 win over Hull but angered after the officials missed a challenge on Stephen Ireland.

Sean Dyche downbeat after Burnley lose to Swansea defeat at Turf Moor

Burnley boss Sean Dyche says his side must start turning performances into wins after losing 1-0 to Swansea at Turf Moor.

Jonas Gutierrez wants top-10 finish for Newcastle after return

Jonas Gutierrez has targeted a top-10 finish with Newcastle after returning to the squad for the win against Aston Villa.

Mail Box

Are Tottenham Right To Redevelop?

It's a really good Friday afternoon Mailbox, with thoughts on Spurs' ground development, the Europa league (leave it alone) and one man running for a very good cause...

Rodgers Is More Of A Paisley Than A Rafa

Most Liverpool fans in the Mailbox are claiming to be pleased to see the back of the Europa League. Plus merging the Europa and Champions League, and winter WC...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company