Brendan Rodgers reinforces Liverpool goalscoring objective

Brendan Rodgers has reiterated his desire for Liverpool to improve on their goalscoring this season after two goals in the opening game win over Southampton on Sunday.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 17, 2014: Liverpool's manager Brendan Rodgers and Southampton's manager Ronald Koeman during the Premier League match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge scored either side of a Nathanial Clyne goal to sink the Saints in a 2-1 victory at Anfield, but Rodgers wants more from his players.

The Reds scored 101 goals in the Premier League last season — their relentless attacks playing a key role in their charge to a second place finish behind Manchester City.

Having sold Luis Suarez to Barcelona this summer, Rodgers is keen his team make up the 31 goals the Uruguayan scored last season.

“More goals from everyone, that’s the objective,” Rodgers told the club’s official website. “Everyone will want to improve.

“Raheem had 10 goals last year. It was a great pass by Jordan, he picked him out really well with a wonderful ball and he gets himself in the box with a wonderful finish.

“It was a really good finish and that started to open up the game up a bit, with a bit more space to work in. But they were dangerous opponents.”

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Rodgers has brought in attackers Adam Lallana, Lazar Markovic and Rickie Lambert this summer to reinforce the options in attack.

He added, “A lot of the games here at Anfield we were winning reasonably comfortably last season, so we knew that the expectancy for us was going to be to win the game.

“We won’t always win by playing beautiful football. Sometimes we’re going to have to dig in and grind a result out, and that’s what we did.”