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Thursday 16 August 2018

Rodgers: No magic formula to win the Premier League

Brendan Rodgers. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Brendan Rodgers. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Liverpool are not in need of a magic formula to win Premier League matches and their new arrivals are starting to settle in to life at Anfield, manager Brendan Rodgers said yesterday.

After surpassing expectations last season and finishing second behind champions Manchester City, Liverpool have made an inconsistent start to the campaign, losing two of their four Premier League matches.

But having signed a host of new players over the close season, Rodgers does not think it will be long before the integration process is complete and his new-look side climb up the table.

"We'll always look for different ways to win games. There's no magic formula, just constant work on the training field," Rodgers (right) told a news conference.

"A year ago I was being asked, 'Are we going to score goals?' and of course we ended up with 101 goals last season.

"We've had to bring in a lot of new players this summer because of the Champions League. Naturally, that takes a bit more time but I've been really pleased with the way everyone has settled in.

Liverpool travel to West Ham United tomorrow hoping to close the six-point deficit on leaders Chelsea. "Sam Allardyce's teams are always well set up. It'll be a test," added Rodgers.

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