Rodgers delighted with Liverpool win

December 30, 2014 10:12:23 UK

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was pleased with his side’s display in Monday’s 4-1 win over Swansea and urged them to maintain that intensity in the coming weeks.

The Reds led 1-0 at half-time thanks to Alberto Moreno’s close range effort after a cagey opening 45 minutes at Anfield.

Liverpool doubled their advantage in bizarre circumstances as Swans keeper Lukasz Fabianski kicked the ball into Adam Lallana when attempting a clearance and the ball looped into the goal.

Swansea replied instantly through Gylfi Sigurdsson but Liverpool moved clear again just after the hour mark thanks to a sensational effort from Lallana.

Philippe Coutinho found Lallana with a clever back-heel pass and the midfielder created more space for himself before firing the ball past Fabianski.

A Jonjo Shelvey own goal from a Liverpool corner completed a convincing win for the home side and Rodgers was delighted with the result and the performance.

The Liverpool boss has now urged his side to maintain their current form into 2015.

He said: “It was a great performance against a very good side. I felt for the big part of the game we dominated.

“We gave away a poor goal and it goes to 2-1 and they almost score again straight after so that is a frustration. But apart from that spell the work-rate was outstanding and we were really exciting going forward.

“For me it was about getting back to performing well and getting ideas that will help the players play how we want to play. Tonight we were convincing. We have to keep that intensity and work-rate.”

Liverpool are now just five points adrift of the top four and they can be backed at 7.00 to secure a top four finish and 1.40 to take all three points when Leicester visit on New Year’s Day.

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