Liverpool FC manager Brendan Rodgers has insisted that his side have made improvements after last seasons disappointment and would be looking to win the game against Manchester United.
The Reds travel to Old Trafford to take on arch-rivals Manchester United with both teams currently on 7 points each. Louis Van Gaal’s side did the league double over Brendan Rodgers and his team last term.
The Anfield side have failed to score in their last two matches and lost the last one at home to West Ham.
“Ita s a big game” – Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers believes his side have the motivation to perform good, irrespective of the opposition. He also highlighted the importance of winning a match after having lost the previous one.
Speaking in his pre-match press conference, as quoted by the club’s official website, Rodgers said:
a Ita s winning the next game, irrespective of where it is.
a Of course ita s a big game, but once you lose a game and youa ve had two weeks to sit on it, winning the next game is important a no matter where thata s at.
a For us ita s about ensuring that our performance level is at the level we would want it to be and ensuring that we set our own standards.
“The West Ham game was a big disappointment” – Rodgers
Rogers was also encouraged by the improvements his team has made over the last term, but accepted that the West Ham game was a ‘big disappointment’.
a The first three games showed that we have made improvements. Without wanting to look back, the West Ham game was a big disappointment.
a But we have had two tough games away from home, both at Stoke and Arsenal, and performed well in terms of our organisation.
The Reds have scored only twice in their opening four games, having not scored in their last two outings. However, Brendan Rodgers was not concerned by his team’s profligacy in front of goal and believes that his team would find the goals as the season progresses.
a It will increase and improve as the team improves over the course of the season. Wea ve created chances to have scored more goals than we have.
a Thata s always the primary objective youa re looking at. We obviously didna t create anywhere near as much in the West Ham game, where we disappointed.
a But I know with the players that we have that theya ll get better and improve as the season goes on.a