Rodgers reveals why Liverpool finish strong

Brendan Rodgers says there are physical and psychological reasons as to why Liverpool finish the season strongly under his management, reports the Liverpool Echo.

The Reds are the form team in the country at present, having won nine of their last 12 league matches, and having not lost since December 14.

The run has seen Rodgers side move to within two points of Champions League qualification, and has drawn comparisons with the way in which his side finished last season.

Liverpool won 11 consecutive games last term to put themselves on the brink of a first league title in 24 years, only to miss out over the final three matches of the season.

Rodgers also enjoyed an improved second half of the campaign during his debut season in 2012-13, and the Liverpool boss has looked to explain some possible reasons as to why his side traditionally finish the season strongly.

“My staff and I have a periodised programme set out from day one right the way through the season,” Rodgers explained.

“At any level of work it’s about achieving that progress and improvement.

“The nature of the methodology here and how I develop players, it’s about the individual for me. The needs of the individual and that goes into the collective.

“What happens through our work is that players and individuals improve, When you improve as a collective then you get the gains from that.

“We have a great sports science team here and the boys always have a real high level of fitness. The conditioning of the players is excellent and that helps in the closing months of a season.”

The Reds travel to Swansea City on Monday night, before hosting Manchester United at Anfield next weekend.