Rodgers claims Liverpool are not trying to imitate Swansea
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is adamant that his team are not trying to mimic the style of his former club Swansea.
The Reds played out a goalless draw with the South Wales-based outfit during Sunday’s Premier League clash, in a game full of technical accuracy but few clear-cut chances.
Rodgers was offered the position at Anfield on the back of two successful seasons with the Swans, during which time they transferred their short passing game from the Championship to the Premier League.
However, the Northern Irishman insists that he does not want Liverpool to be a carbon copy of his former team:
“Swansea play the Swansea way of playing. It is not that we want to play the way Swansea play.” He is quoted by The Independent.
“Liverpool have played good football for many, many years and we are just looking at a different way of working and the players have been terrific in their response.
“You see as each game goes by the method in our game is improving, but we are not looking to play like Swansea.”
Liverpool had a goal ruled out for offside at the Liberty Stadium as well as seeing a Raheem Sterling effort cannon off of the crossbar.
Rodgers was happy with the result and the signs of progress he saw on the pitch:
“It is a difficult place to come but when you play well and have a couple of chances and a goal ruled out you are obviously disappointed if you don’t take the three points.
“But our performance level is improving and we are chipping way at climbing up the league and we will do that.”