Monday, 25th August, 2014

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes that his side were the better team until the 40-minute mark against Manchester City this evening, despite slipping to a 3-1 defeat to the Citizens.

Rodgers' men went behind in the 41st minute when Stevan Jovetic scored for the Citizens, while the striker then added a second in the 55th minute.

Sergio Aguero, on off the bench, then added a third for the hosts in the 69th minute.

Liverpool did pull one back through Rickie Lambert, but coming in the 83rd minute it was no more than a consolation.


Rodgers though is anything but downbeat however, telling Sky Sports: "Up until 40 minutes we were the best team and then we've switched off in that final period of the half and we were 1-0 down.


"The second goal goes in and it kills us a wee bit.

"They've worked the goal and got in on that left side, then it was difficult to us, but credit to the players, they kept working.

"We had a good reaction, we went to 3-1, then Daniel Sturridge gets a goal that's marginally offside."

And Rodgers believes his side needed to move the ball quicker.

"The players kept going and we've still got a long way to go.

"We needed to be a wee bit quicker with our actions in the final third, but we looked a threat, which was important for us.

"We'll get better."

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