Monday, December 10, 2012

Rodgers: Wait Until We Really Hit Form

Wait until we really hit form – that was the message from Reds boss Brendan Rodgers after his team claimed back-to-back league victories for the first time this season and climbed into the top half.

A stirring second-half comeback saw Liverpool triumph 3-2 over West Ham at Upton Park, with early substitute Joe Cole and an own goal filling the absence of suspended striker Luis Suarez.

The Northern Irishman was particularly pleased with the determination his whole team showed on Sunday and warned that there's more to come in the second half of the campaign.

"For us there was no drama. My focus since I came here has been about the collective. We all share the ball so we must share the goals, we must share the workload," Rodgers explained.

"We're not asking anyone to do any more than anyone else and I had great belief in the players that we could score and create goals tonight.

"We have done it all season but just not been clinical enough at times. I think you saw today the quality in the team and equally the fight in the team and that was very pleasing.

"We're just trying to build momentum. We had a difficult opening fixture list and when you couple that with trying to play a certain way of football, it was always going to be difficult.

"But certainly over the last few weeks we have progressed - let's just see how we finish. This is one of the biggest clubs in world football and everyone knows where it should be.

"We're making steady progress in climbing the league and that's important for us. It's a very tight league this season. We've supposedly had an unbelievably bad season up until now, so once we really hit form we'll be alright."

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