Liverpool boss Rodgers full of praise for Southampton's Adkins

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is expecting victory against Southampton.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is expecting victory against Southampton.

Rodgers praised the newly-promoted side and their manager, Nigel Adkins, but stressed that Liverpool are thinking of nothing other than three points.

He said: "It will be a tough game. Nigel has done a terrific job - he's like a lot of British managers who have had to earn the right to come into the Barclays Premier League through a promotion.

"In the last few games, they have had good results. They are a team that like to play and pass and they'll come with freedom. But like the Wigan game, our expectancy and objective is to win the game.

"As a football club there's no big hooray at getting into the top half. This is a club that needs to be near the top of the league. Every step with a win is a positive step. The quicker we climb places with three points, that's our objective."

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