Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insists his players do not lack the heart or the mind to win big games.
And he rejects the suggestion that for all the Reds' possession-style football, they miss an enforcer, someone who can provide some competitive bite when the going gets tough. After Sunday's 2-1 defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford, Rodgers accepted his side had been tentative in a woeful first-half performance.
Despite an improved display after the break, sparked mainly by the insertion of £12million striker Daniel Sturridge, they slipped to a seventh league defeat of the season. Rodgers said: "Aggression isn't about having a 6ft 3ins player in the middle of the field who is going to drive you forward, aggression is in the mind."
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