Liverpool boss Rodgers full of respect for Stoke's Pulis

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers won't hear criticism of Stoke City's style of play. Rodgers insists he has "great respect" for what Stoke counterpart Tony Pulis has achieved.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers won't hear criticism of Stoke City's style of play.

Rodgers insists he has "great respect" for what Stoke counterpart Tony Pulis has achieved.

He said: "Stoke are one of those teams who are very hard to beat, I've got great respect for Tony Pulis and the work that he has done there and how he prepares his players.

"He's taken Stoke a long, long way in getting them promoted to the Premier League. They are now a very established team at this level. There's no right or wrong way to play football and at the end of the day it's about getting results.

"Tony will have his way of working and I don't think they get the praise they deserve for the football they do play because they play some good football. But obviously they have a stigma about playing a slightly longer game.

"You have to defend as a team against that and then bring your own style to the game."

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