Premier League

Saturday 12 July 2014

'we're not trying to play like swans'

Published 27/11/2012|05:00

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Brendan Rodgers is not looking for his Liverpool side to play like former club Swansea.

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The Northern Irishman watched the teams play out a goalless draw at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday, which was high on technical ability, if not cutting edge.

Rodgers' move to Anfield was secured on the back of Swansea's impressive displays of possession football during their maiden Premier League campaign. The former Watford and Reading boss has looked to impose his passing principles at Anfield, and an eight-match unbeaten run suggests progress is being made.

But Rodgers (pictured) does not want the Reds to become a clone of his Swans side. He said: "Swansea play the Swansea way of playing. It is not that we want to play the way Swansea play. Liverpool have played good football for many years.

"You see as each game goes by the method in our game is improving, but we are not looking to play like Swansea. We are chipping away at climbing up the league."

Irish Independent

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