The Liverpool manager, Brendan Rodgers tonight declared that grinding out a Premier League title like Chelsea is a strategy the club will never employ under his leadership, after their attacking outlook led them to another high-scoring win which exposed severe defensive frailties. Rodgers admitted after the 4-3 win over Swansea City that the defenders he has inherited were "uncoachable" in some of their weaknesses but insisted that he would never sacrifice the free-scoring culture which has now seen his players overtake Manchester City's 69-goal tally and move within four points of Jose Mourinho's side. "I think it's not our style," said Rodgers, whose side have kept only four Premier League clean sheets since the 1-0 victory over Manchester United on 1 September, when it was put to him that he did not have the defensive personnel to grind out results like Chelsea. "I worry always to play good football. I'm not one who is totally satisfied to always just grind out results. It is about winning and that's what professional sport is about at this level. But for us I will always concentrate on performance because I think that the consequence of performing well consistently is getting results and this season we've shown that. We've shown that when we play well we get the win." While they are the Premier League's top scorers, of the top 11 clubs only Newcastle United have conceded more goals than Liverpool.
'We will never play the Chelsea way,' claims Reds' manager Brendan Rodgers
The Independent | Feb 24