Video: Brendan Rodgers delighted with Liverpool players after Aston Villa win
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he is delighted with his players after a 1-0 away win at Aston Villa continued their 100 per cent start to the season.
The Reds secured a second successive 1-0 win of the campaign in which Daniel Sturridge has scored the only goal of the game.
Rodgers said: “Tactically we had to play differently today and I was delighted with the players. I think that Aston Villa have shown, especially in these first couple of games, the pace that they have in the team and they play on the counter attack.
“I thought the first half we controlled the ball well, controlled the spaces well. The second half we had to control the zones, defend half a pitch and deny them the space to run into and obviously that means conceding a bit more of the ball but it was great for our concentration.
“Like I said, we scored a goal and we could have had a few more, in particular in the first half but overall it’s a terrific result. As I’ve said Paul [Lambert] has done a great job here, galvanising the team and their very young and energetic team. For us to keep a clean sheet and get a win is a very good win for us.”