Rodgers hails 'relentless' Reds after Man City win.


Rodgers praised resilient Liverpool.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was delighted with his team's all-round display after they beat the Premier League champions Manchester City 2-1 on Sunday.

The Reds hosted Manuel Pellegrini's side and after a thrilling encounter, Liverpool grabbed all three points, moving them into fifth position in the table.

Henderson gave the home side the lead when his curlier found the top corner of the net in the 11 minute.

However, the Citizens responded through Edin Dzeko 15 minutes later but Rodgers' men fought tooth and nail to find a winner from a wonderful strike by Philippe Coutinho which hit the Kop net with 15 minutes to go, and the Anfield boss heaped praise on his players after the tie.

"It was a brilliant result and an equally brilliant performance," reflected Rodgers. as Liverpoolfc.com quoted. "I thought we thoroughly deserved the victory.

"I thought the players were relentless today in their work and their intensity and we had some great quality in our football. It was very, very pleasing.

"How they performed was at a real top level. I've got nothing but admiration for them because their focus was good in the game. They worked the system very well. And as the game wore on, we created more chances. We restricted Manchester City to one shot on target.

"The momentum and the flow and rhythm were with us in the game. I felt in particular in the second half, we started brightly and played through the system well. The players are really making the system work for us with their quality and intelligence.

"When you add the intensity of our pressure, we didn't really give them a moment to settle. You have to applaud my players for that because they were relentless in how they pressed the ball.

"To keep a team of that quality to one shot on target, in a game that they would really want to win as much as us, says everything about the spirit, character and quality of my team."


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