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Brendan Rodgers defends Liverpool style

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Brendan Rodgers has vowed to continue using the same principles that almost resulted in his Liverpool side winning their maiden League title in the Premier League era, according to Setanta Sports.

The Reds finished two points behind champions Manchester City, after a title win was taken out of their control with a home loss against Chelsea. Ultimately Liverpool accomplished their goal at the beginning of the season and qualified for the Champions League for the first time in four seasons.

To once again become champions of England Rodgers knows that he will have to strengthen his defence. Liverpool scored 101 goals but their goal difference was considerably less impressive, with 50 goals going in at the other end.

Rodgers is defiant that his system works though. Speaking to Setanta Sports the Liverpool manager said: "The style doesn’t change, but the system does. What has been interesting is people talking about me moving away from some of the principles that I’ve always worked with – it couldn’t be further from the truth. What we have shown is that we are now better equipped – we can have a variety in our game."

He added: "Players are now flooding forward looking to score goals, as opposed to the idea of just keeping the ball – because that’s no good on its own."

After last year's exploits Rodgers will be hoping that it would have built character in the side after the title was cruelly snatched from their grasp. They will have to improve the defense next season as the campaign could prove to be the most open in terms of securing a Champions League place.

United will be spending big money to make sure they are back in the competition, which will make them contenders for at least fourth place. With Tottenham and Everton looking to improve upon their league positions, Rodgers knows next year could be the most open season in Premier Leagues history. 

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