Rodgers: It’s about the entire squad


    Brendan Rodgers is delighted Liverpool are the current leading scorers in the Premier League, but has also challenged his players to continue their excellent form in front of goal between now and the end of the season.


    The Reds have clocked up 70 goals in just 27 games, and are on course to beat Chelsea’s all-time record in the Premier League, which was set in the 2009-10 season.

    By the same point in that season, Chelsea had managed 63 strikes in the same number of games, on the way to accumulating 103.

    The lethal form of Daniel Sturridge and Luis Suarez has also led towards Liverpool beating their best ever goal return in the league.

    The Reds are just seven efforts shy of beating their highest total of 77 in the 2009-10 season.

    However Rodgers was keen to stress Liverpool’s form in front of goal is down to the collective effort of the entire squad.

    “It’s all about the collective,” he said. “I think the goals we’ve scored and how strong our attack has been is about the entire squad.

    “We’ve put in some outstanding performances over the last couple of weeks and have been exciting to watch going forward.”

    Rodgers also explained how improving the team’s attacking form was a major part of the blueprint given to him when he took over at Anfield in the summer of 2012.

    “When I came in here, I had a task of improving the movement going forward and that has been achieved and we will continue to work on it,” he added.

    “As the squad grows and gets stronger, all aspects of the team’s play will improve. We will continue to work increasingly hard in training every day and do remedial work after games.

    “Even when we won 4-0 in the derby game at home, we still found areas to improve, so whether the score is that or 4-3, there’s always room to improve.”

    “It’s not about any one player in this team so if we score 70 goals and are the highest scorers, it’s about the entire squad.

    “The attackers have been given a platform to go on and create, and if we concede it means we haven’t pressed well enough at the top of the field – so it’s a group effort.

    “There isn’t a question about the character in the team; they’ve shown resilience to come back and win games that we would have lost a year ago.

    “It’s just about strengthening the composure and concentration in the games. It’s not just about the back four and the ‘keeper, it’s the team. If we defend well as a team, then we attack well as a team.”




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