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Rodgers To Tighten Liverpool Style

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers he said he will persist with a pragmatic approach when the Merseysiders travel to English Premier League strugglers Leicester City in Matchday 14 on Tuesday.

The Reds challenged for the title last season with an enthralling attacking style which saw them score 101 goals and finish just two points behind champions Manchester City.

However, following the sale of star striker Luis Suarez to Barcelona in the close season and Daniel Sturridge’s injury problems, the Anfield outfit have failed to recapture that form this term.

After a run of three league defeats, Rodgers adopted a more disciplined and defensive game against Stoke City during the weekend in Matchday 13 of the league and saw his side grind out a 1-0 win.

And, ahead of the clash with the Foxes, Rodgers said he planned to stick with a more conservative style for the time being.

“We’ve had a lot of changes, we have a lot of different players and we are dealing with a different set of cards,” he said.

“You have to deal with what you’ve got. The flowing football will come but first we’ve got to get our confidence back into the team.”

“We felt in the game against Stoke we were back to being competitive again. You have got to earn the right to win a game of football,” the Northern Irish manager added.

“The minimum requirement is the ability to compete and that, for some reason, has gone out of our game. But we now have the players understanding how to compete in the team.”

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