Rodgers praises Liverpool´s team spirit

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Brendan Rodgers was delighted
with Liverpool’s team spirit as
they secured a 1-0 victory over
Manchester United at Anfield on
Sunday.
Daniel Sturridge’s fourth-minute
strike was all that separated the
two sides in a hotly contested
local rivalry to maintain
Liverpool’s winning start to the
season.
United never really threatened
the Liverpool goal and Simon
Mignolet was only forced into two
saves as he kept his third
successive clean sheet.
The 40-year-old praised his side
and felt their performance was
evidence of their continued
development.
“I thought the result was
outstanding, and defensively I
thought we were very, very good,”
he said.
“We’ll be more fluent and as the
season goes on we’ll become
better, but these are the big
games we wanted to be winning
this year.
“I think you see the togetherness
and spirit this year, to get three
wins out of three I can only be
happy with.”
Rodgers was particularly
impressed with his match-winner
Sturridge, and his overall
performance.
Sturridge – who turned 24 on
Sunday – reacted quickest to
divert a Daniel Agger header into
the back of the net and provided
a constant threat to the United
defence throughout the match.
“(I’m) delighted with his
application because he was
nowhere near fit today,” he
added. “He played a full game
and extra time in the week and
had slight knock on his thigh.
“Even at 70 per cent he’ll be as
good if not better than a lot of
Premier League strikers.
“(He showed) great anticipation
coming off the keeper, and when
he’s on the pitch he can be a
threat so there’s no doubting his
qualities.”
Liverpool travel to Swansea in
their next Premier League match
after the international break.

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