Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has praised his team after their first home Premier League win of the season.

A goal from youngster Raheem Sterling, his first as a senior professional, secured a long overdue win at Anfield the first since a 4-1 victory against Chelsea back on the 8th May.

The deserved 1-0 victory against Reading was only the club’s second league win of the season, following their 5-2 victory at Norwich.

“It’s been a long time coming, Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo.

“We should have had three points here long before today. But on the back of an international break and players travelling all over the world, I thought this was a terrific performance.

“We need to improve our finishing, which is an on-going theme, but as long as we get three points and a clean sheet that’s the most important thing.

“I’m delighted for the players and the supporters. You don’t want it to keep dragging on. What always gave me comfort was the mind-set and ability of the players. They’ve kept working.”

At the sound of the final whistle against the struggling Reading, the relief around Anfield was clear for all to see.

In a match which could of once again proved to be another hard luck story for Liverpool, as they made the match a little too uncomfortable for their supporters.

The Reds should have had the game out of sight, but an un-wanted familiar script was trying to make its presence felt again as Liverpool saw a host of chances go begging.

 

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