Monday, 7th April, 2014

Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard has credited manager Brendan Rodgers for his side's strong second half performance against West Ham yesterday.

The Reds had edged ahead in the game in the 44th minute, but saw West Ham instantly draw level, scoring a goal which Liverpool felt should not have stood due to a foul on goalkeeper Simon Mignolet

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Gerrard feels that Liverpool teams of the recent past would have been put off for the remainder of the game and perhaps failed to win, whereas the current crop redoubled their efforts to run out 2-1 winners.

And for Gerrard that is down to Rodgers.


"I think if you go back a couple of years, you would have found a side that would have felt sorry for themselves and sulked and that would have affected them in the second half", the midfielder told his club's site.

"But the manager was fantastic – he told us to forget about it and that there was nothing we could change.

"He asked us all for 10 per cent more."

Liverpool sit top of the Premier League with 74 points from 33 games and welcome third-placed Manchester City to Anfield next weekend.

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