Strongest Liverpool squad I’ve had – Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has confidently expressed his satisfaction with the current playing staff at the club – claiming it is the strongest he’s had since taking over – Sky Sports has reported.

The Reds endured an incredibly busy summer as they looked to reinvest the £75m gathered from the sale of Luis Suarez to Barcelona, and ultimately bought in nine new faces at Anfield.

It was a tough start to the campaign for last season’s Premier League runners up but they have slowly got back on track with the club currently on a nine match unbeaten run in the league, winning six.

This has left them in seventh place and just four points off the Champions League places with the race for the remaining two top four spots red hot.

Criticism from pundits and fans in recent years has been that Liverpool lacked enough options to alter their tactical style should a game call for it – with many believing this ultimately cost them the title.

However, Rodgers feels that this season his squad is the most complete he has ever had since taking charge in 2012 and believes he does have a number of options to switch things around.

He said: “For the first two years we didn’t have the possibility to change the momentum of a game – this year we plainly do.

“It’s so important in the modern game to have a bench that can come on and affect the game. That happened (against Crystal Palace), which was great.”

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