Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is excited about the early stages of the team he's building.

While aware there is still much hard work in store for Liverpool's young guns, Rodgers is pleased with the progress they've made so far.

He told reporters at Anfield: "I see it as a team - and a team that will grow. It's been great to see the young players come through.

"There's a good balance and mix to the team at the moment. We've got some outstanding senior players and it's always exciting when you see young players come through.

"The young guys that have come in have done very well, but they've got a lot of hard work ahead and hopefully they'll continue to work, keep their concentration and focus, and it will be great to see them develop."