Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has declared himself very pleased with his side’s performance in a 1-0 victory over Sunderland on Saturday.
The Reds took an early lead through a Lazar Markovic goal and despite coming very close to increasing their lead – with star performer Markovic’s acrobatic strike hitting the crossbar a notable highlight – the solitary goal proved enough in the end to secure the three points against Gus Poyet’s Black Cats, who got a man sent off when Liam Bridcutt took down Liverpool’s Emre Can in the second half.
“Our only disappointment against Sunderland was we didn’t have the extra goals to show for our domination. We had real good control of the game,” Rodgers said.
“Offensively our game was very good. We got a very good goal and should have had a penalty – it looked a clear penalty and we had one or two other chances as well.
After a difficult opening few months to the season, Liverpool are beginning to display signs that they are returning to their best and are currently on a seven-match unbeaten run.
The win on Wearside leaves the Reds in 8th place in the Premier League with 32 points, four behind fourth-placed Southampton who occupy the final Champions League berth.
Next up for Brendan Rodgers’ men is a trip to Aston Villa on Saturday.
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