Rodgers happy with Liverpool home form

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has declared himself happy with his side’s form at Anfield, the Daily Telegraph has reported, as the Reds racked up their fifth home win of the Premier League campaign – one fewer than they managed in the whole of last season.

Fulham were the beaten side on Saturday, with a Luis Suarez brace, one for Martin Skrtel and a Fernando Amorebieta own goal adding to the score line. Last season Liverpool managed only six victories in their 19 home games but Rodgers’ side can equal that tally in their next appearance in front of their supporters, on December 4 against Norwich.

Liverpool’s home form has propelled them up the league table to be only two points behind leaders Arsenal after the Gunners were beaten by Manchester United on Sunday. And while Rodgers is reluctant to speak too strongly about his side’s title challenge, he admits their strong home showings have changed the tone of games. “I think slowly we are getting there,” Rodgers said.

Maybe teams will be looking at us now and instead of thinking ‘maybe we can get something’, they will be thinking ‘this could be a long afternoon’ because of the threat and the intensity.” he added.

When you couple that with the great support…People used to say to me you would come in here and it would be a bit quiet. No, no, no. You have got to make it happen on the field,” Rodgers continued. “I have said to the players that in order to get the crowd lively, you have got to show that in your performance level. You are seeing that a lot more often.

Liverpool have thus far beaten Stoke City, Manchester United, Crystal Palace and West Bromwich Albion, as well as Fulham, at home, dropping points only against Southampton – a 1-0 defeat. Liverpool’s next game is across the city in the Merseyside derby with Everton.

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