My tribe
As featured on NewsNow: Football news

'Incredible' Liverpool fighting to achieve ultimate goal - Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers believes everyone involved with the Liverpool Football Club is working together towards the same goal.

The Reds defeated Norwich City 3-2 at Carrow Road to move five points clear of Chelsea at the top of the table, placing them further in pole position for a first Premier League title.

During the week, the club held a service to commemorate the 96 supporters who lost their lives in the Hillsborough tragedy 25 years ago and Rodgers admits he used that as motivation for his players as they look to hold the English league title aloft for the first time since 1990.

"We were at the memorial service this week, there was hope for the families there as well," said Rodgers, who used moving words from Hillsborough Family Support Group member Margaret Aspinall who lost son James in the stadium collapse.

"I used some words of Margaret Aspinall, we put them up on the wall (in the dressing room), she talked about stress and how it can prove difficult for you, but it can also offer you great determination to fight, and that is what we gave the players today.

"This is all one club at this moment in time and we are all fighting to achieve the ultimate goal."

Rodgers added: "Liverpool is an incredible club.

"To see that (from the fans) is like bringing you back in time, the welcome we got in our last game.

"The supporters have been given hope really. They are proud of us, to watch the team attack and play with the verve they are, they put banners hanging over the training ground, there is a lot of nostalgia there for the supporters because they are proud of their team. This is a real iconic football club and we are trying to set the team up to attack."

Raheem Stelring scored twice and Luis Suarez was also on the scoresheet as Liverpool overcame Norwich who were served by second-half goals from Gary Hooper and Robert Snodgrass.

 For breaking stories and all the great banter like us on Facebook: facebook.com/tribalfootball

Andrew Slevison
About the author

Andrew Slevison

Have your say
  • Add your favourite leagues and clubs
  • Build your own personal news stream
  • Easily share your favourite stories
  • Connect with what your friends are saying

Select your favourite
leagues and clubs
to get started.

Already part of MyTribe?