Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is pleased to have kicked off the season with consecutive wins.

The Reds defeated Aston Villa 1-0 last night after victory over Stoke City in the opening game of the campaign.

Rodgers believes the strong start to the season, in contrast to last term when Liverpool only recorded their first league win at the end of September, is much to do with the mentality that has been developing at the club.

He said: "It's still very early. What was important was to make a good start.

"We didn't have a good start at all last year. Since the turn of the year we've been getting better and better.

"What's important now is the mentality of the group is to win and win together. We just have to keep it going."

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