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Liverpool boss Rodgers: I haven't had time on training pitch with players

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers feels they've suffered this season due to a busier schedule.

Rodgers believes he hasn't been able to spend enough time on the training pitch with his summer additions.

"I have had a lot less time on the training field this year. The problem I have had personally is you can't try things, you can't coach," said Rodgers.

"That is alright if I'd had two years working with the same group and only added a couple of new players. But I've had nine new players and no coaching time.

"When I first came to Liverpool, I put my principles in place; this is the way I work.

"Once I was bedded in and people understood, I became a little more democratic, more educational. But after Palace, I'm thinking 'Right, I need to become autocratic again'.

"I've provided even more clarity, been more concise in the ways of working.

"Ultimately, it's about winning and after Crystal Palace I needed to look because we were nowhere near our level our standard. So I had to find the solution to win games."

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