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Rodgers hoping to bring more goals to Liverpool

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he is planning to up the goalscoring ante at the club next season.

The Reds scored just 47 goals in their 38 Premier League matches last campaign which was one less than relegated Blackburn Rovers and only one more than Bolton who also fell to the Championship.

Next term, Rodgers wants to alter the formation so Liverpool can be a more free-scoring team in order to push up the top flight table.

"I want to bring more goals into the group," Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo. "That can help the group. That is what this season is about.

"People talk about the goalscoring last year. They talk about playing two strikers or one striker, but it's about your players.

"For a lot of last season the team played 4-4-2. People cry out about playing two strikers up front, yet everyone at the end of the season said we didn't score enough.

"With 4-3-3 you play with three strikers, depending on the types they are - whether it's one up and two wide or one up and two more narrow.

"That means the draws can turn into wins and the losses turn into draws. If we can get goals into the team and keep our stability from behind then hopefully we can fly."

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