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Brendan Rodgers believes Liverpool can compete with the best

Updated: Friday, 14 Dec 2012 11:21 | Comments

Liverpool fought back from 2-1 down to beat West Ham
Liverpool fought back from 2-1 down to beat West Ham

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes last weekend provided a "defining moment" which shows his side can compete with the best.

Trailing 2-1 to West Ham, having been a goal up, the Reds scored twice in the last 14 minutes to secure their first back-to-back Barclays Premier League wins for almost a year.

Sandwiched between was a crucial 1-0 victory over Udinese which ensured their passage into to the knockout stage of the Europa League and Rodgers sees progress.

"We reached another defining moment at the weekend against West Ham," he said.

"There's a golden period at the end of a game - the last 15 minutes - which the best teams can affect.

"When we were down we showed the spirit and fight we have in the group to come back and win the game.

"We showed the spirit and fight we have in the group" - Brendan Rodgers

"We showed that away at Udinese - to get through in a game that we had to win.

"The pressure on that game was that we had to win or get knocked out and we won the game and kept a clean sheet.

"We have little benchmarks that we're setting along the way. The best teams start quick and finish strong - we did that at the weekend.

"I'm pleased with how it's evolving - we're a long way off where I want us to be, of course, but we've shown we're making good progress."

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