Rodgers full of Liverpool fighting talk

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has backed his team to improve as the season progresses, with the Reds boss claiming that it will take time for new players to adapt to life at Anfield.

The Merseysiders had a busy transfer window, bringing in a host of players to the club and also losing Steven Gerrard and Raheem Sterling in the off-season.

A 3-0 home defeat to West Ham last time out put a dampener on an otherwise relatively positive start to the season, with Rodgers’ men beating Stoke and Bournemouth and picking up a point away to Arsenal.

Although Liverpool have not been full of scintillating football as yet in 2015-16, the former Swansea City boss has backed his team to click into gear as the campaign progresses.

“I know this group of players will improve as the season moves on,” Rodgers is quoted as saying by The Telegraph.

“We need to give this group a bit of time. That’s something ill afforded to you in modern football but I get great excitement when I see the players, and seeing the likes of Daniel [Sturridge] coming back.

“I think this team will show its worth over the course of the season, not just in these early games. In the season when we nearly won the league we didn’t really play that brand of football until November or December time.”

Liverpool have a real test later today when they travel to face perennial foes Manchester United at Old Trafford, with three points on enemy soil sure to delight the travelling support.