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Liverpool's Rodgers praises attacking effort at Stoke

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers was delighted with his side's supreme attacking display at Stoke City on Sunday.

A brace from Luis Suarez, a penalty from Steven Gerrard, a late goal from Daniel Sturridge and an early own-goal from Potters skipper Ryan Shawcross allowed the Reds to produce a 5-3 result at the Britannia Stadium which gave Rodgers plenty of thrills despite the lack of defensive quality.

"Well I thought they were brilliant," Rodgers told Sky Sports.

"We made mistakes defensively which wasn't so good and we will assess that. but to come here and get five goals and I think it is the first time Liverpool have won here in the Premier League so to do that score the goals we done and put in the work and effort that we did was fantastic so I am delighted for the players.

"I think you could see that I think the aggression in our game and we were really offensive in our play today, but we are disappointed we went to 2-0 in the first 38 minutes it was the perfect away performance we then lost our concentration and all of a sudden it's back to 2-2.

"But again we went out in the second half and we went again showed the character of the team and to finish up on the offensive and you need to defend of course moments that is what you do here it is notoriously difficult place to come.

"But to play how we played and get five and maybe score one or two more makes me very, very happy."

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Andrew Slevison
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