Calm Rodgers says Liverpool ‘starting to evolve’

Date published: Friday 2nd October 2015 10:59

Brendan Rodgers: Has held talks with Celtic

Brendan Rodgers: Has held talks with Celtic

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he is “not worried” about his Anfield future and believes the team is “starting to evolve”.

Rodgers, who watched his side draw 1-1 with Sion in the Europa League at Anfield on Thursday night, believes now is not the time to panic and is confident he has players to return who can make a difference to the team.

Rodgers said: “It’s not something I’m worried about. It’s not something I look for (assurances).

“I always work with the best of the players and the situation I am in. I don’t seek reassurances. I love the club, I enjoy being here and the challenge of improving and developing

“It’s a long season, and it’s still very early. We still have some outstanding players to come back in. Once we have them, we’ll be in a position to challenge.”

“It’s not about me, it’s about supporting the team. It’s still very early in the season. There’s lot of improvement still to come.

“Over the past 12 months we’ve had to manage a lot of change and a lot of disruption. Winning games is key to having support.”

The Reds face Everton at Goodison in the first Merseyside derby of the season on Sunday afternoon a point behind Roberto Martinez’s men and five points behind the leaders Manchester United after claiming just three Premier League wins so far.

“If we go in as favourites it shows we’re a big club. We’re happy to have that here. The level of our opponent’s game always goes up,” added Rodgers.

“Everton have done well. They are a point ahead of us. They’ve had a good start and we’ve had a disaster!”

“It’s another opportunity to get a victory. We respect that it will be a tough game. It’s one we want to win for our supporters.

“We go into Sunday’s game with confidence. We have quality in this team. We should have won that game last night 4-1.

“We’re not giving away many opportunities but we’re getting punished for mistakes. We need to cut out those mistakes.

“There’s no more or less pressure on this game than I’ve had before. Reality is we’re only couple of points off top four and five points off the top.

“You can see the team is starting to evolve. We are creating a lot of chances. Now we need to start taking them. It’s a huge game.”

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