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Brendan Rodgers backs Liverpool to challenge next season

Updated: Sunday, 11 May 2014 19:20 | Comments

Brendan Rodgers said that Liverpool's form showed they had a group that can cope with pressure
Brendan Rodgers said that Liverpool's form showed they had a group that can cope with pressure

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers was understandably disappointed after his side came second in the race for the Barclays Premier League title, but he was positive his side can mount another charge next season.

Daniel Agger and Daniel Sturridge scored within two minutes of each other to give Liverpool a 2-1 victory over Newcastle, who had gone ahead through Martin Skrtel's fourth own goal of the season.

But the celebrations at Anfield were kept to a minimum as Manchester City beat West Ham 2-0 to win the championship.

"We played very very well but we were unable to get the result,” Rodgers told Sky Sports.

"The players have been absolutely great... and this run to give us a chance of winning the title, it's been an incredible run for us and 12 wins out of 14 shows that this is a group that can cope with pressure and we'll learn from - anything we can from the last part of the season and take it into next season."

"We'll learn from  anything we can from the last part of the season and take it into next season" - Brendan Rodgers

Asked whether he believes the Reds can fight back next term, Rodgers said "absolutely” and that they had come second to an outstanding Man City squad.

"Congratulations to Manchester City: they won the league with an excellent manager and a group of world-class players,” he said.

"We've taken them all the way to the very last game of the season. [We were] a team that finished seventh last year.

"And we know that we'll get better because we've got a lot of improvements to make in the squad and we'll continue to grow and improve."

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