Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers hailed his sides collective reaction to a tricky week for the club, as they thrashed Newcastle Utd 6-0 at St James’s Park on Saturday evening.
The Reds boss told press that Luis Suarez’s biting saga is now in the past, on the day of the first game the Uruguayan misses due to his ten match ban.
Goals from Daniel Agger, Jordan Henderson (2), Daniel Sturridge (2) and Fabio Borini secured the 6-0 win for the Reds, which keeps them seventh in the Premier League, 5 points behind Merseyside rivals Everton, whom they face at Anfield next weekend.
“You saw today that it was very much about the collective,” Rodgers told the club’s official website after the game.
“We pressed together and we passed together. We scored six goals and maybe could have had a few more but the clean-sheet was important.
“We’re certainly no one-man team – we’re very much a collective and the focus and concentration from the group today was very good.
“I’ve never thought that we rely on Luis. He’s been an outstanding player for us this season and I’m sure he’ll continue to be. Other players have scored goals but he has just been a talent.
“We’re up to 67 goals now. I’ve seen progress previous to today. The players have been outstanding since I have come in.”
Liverpool now have two points more than their final tally for last season indicating a good sign of progress, with three games left to play.
Next they face Everton at Anfield, before a trip to Fulham and finally a home clash at lowly QPR on the final day of the season, Sunday May 19th.