Sunday, 20th April, 2014

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has saluted his side for their 3-2 win away at Norwich City today, a result which has put them five points clear at the top of the Premier League.

The Reds raced into an early two-goal lead against the Canaries with goals from Raheem Sterling (4th minute) and Luis Suarez (11th minute).

But Norwich, fighting relegation, fought back, with Gary Hooper reducing the deficit in the 54th minute.

But Sterling, with a superb run and then shot which took a deflection which looped it over the goalkeeper, put Liverpool 3-1 ahead. Robert Snodgrass pulled one back for Norwich, but Liverpool held on.


And Rodgers explained his idea is all about creating an environment where the players can express themselves without pressure.

"We say to the players every day: be at your best", Rodgers told his club's site.

"In the changing room before they go out, we just remind them to go and lose themselves, just focus on the ball and focus on the team.

"If you can do that, then we can be a real force. You saw all the characteristics of our team – wonderful invention, creativity, arrogance on the ball, young players and senior players all playing in a structure that allows them to express themselves.

"And they had to show the courage to dig in and fight, away from home against a team that's fighting for their life to stay in the division."

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