Tuesday, 26th August, 2014

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has backed his youngsters to come good over the course of the season.

The Reds suffered a 3-1 defeat the hands of Manchester City last night at the Etihad Stadium in the Premier League.

The former Swansea boss stressed that the young players who arrived at Liverpool this summer should be allowed a certain period of time to become acclimatised to their surroundings.

"For the younger players we've brought in, there is a period of adaptation for them coming in", Rodgers told the club’s official site.

The Northern Irishman wants to provide time to his young players to develop into their roles in the squad and feels adapting to a new culture was always going to be difficult for the youngsters.  


"We've still got the core of our squad from last season – and the players that have come in will have the opportunity to develop and adapt.

"Of course, if you come in from a different country and culture, it will take that little bit of time.”

The Reds will hope to bounce back in their next league fixture against Tottenham Hotspur at White Hart Lane on Sunday.

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