Liverpool boss: We have a winning habit at the moment.


The confidence of the team at the moment is very high, says Rodgers.

The Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers reckons his side have a winning habit now after coming from behind to beat Bolton Wanderers 2-1 at the Macron stadium in the FA Cup fourth round second-leg clash.

The home-side took the lead when Eidur Gudjohnsen's penalty found the back of the net in the 59th minute. The goal gave the Championship side something to hold onto as they kept battling to secure the lead, not until Neil Danns was sent off for a second bookable offence in the 65th minute.

With Neil Lennon's team down to 10 men, it was only a matter of time for Liverpool to get back into the game and Brendan Rodgers took advantage by changing his tactics.

Stunning late strikes from in-form Raheem Sterling (85th minute) and Philippe Coutinho (90th minute) sent the Merseysiders into the fifth round of the FA Cup. A result which saw the Bolton boss concede his first defeat at home and set up a fifth round clash in the competition between the Reds and Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

"I think it was justice, in all fairness. Even at 1-0, I expected us to win. The confidence of the team at the moment is very high," Rodgers said after the clash.

"We had some chances in the first half and didn't quite take them. Then we went a goal down to what was never a penalty. But our composure and quality after that moment was very good.

"We scored two but could have had many more. But give credit to Bolton as well over the two games. Neil [Lennon] has done a brilliant job with his squad - they are very resilient and very hard to beat. They took us right to the very end, but it was a great win for us.

"We have a great habit at the minute, which is winning games. You can't question their character; they have shown in my time here that they have a really strong mentality.

"They might not have been playing or performing well, but certainly we needed to arrest the momentum that was going the other way after the Crystal Palace game.

"After that, we did that with seven points out of nine. But it was then putting something in place that was going to get us back operating how we have done. That momentum has now come the other way over the last seven to eight weeks.

"The team is back at the level technically and in the intensity of the game. It's pleasing because you can see the confidence and even at 1-0 down, we still looked like we were going to create and score goals.

"The players were magnificent tonight and you've got to give them a huge amount of credit. In a tough game away from home, 1-0 down, to come back and show that character and the quality of the goals was outstanding."


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