“Only disappointment today is the two goals which we conceded, which were poor goals, but in my time here I’ve seen that where mistakes are costing us. Thankfully today we had the two Daniel’s up front who were outstanding.”
On Sturridge, Rodgers said: “His two goals were the difference for us today.”
On criticism, Rodgers said: “There’s a hysteria around the club and the team.
“What has surprised me, is that I look at our games in all competitions, we’ve lost less games than Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal. We’ve lost two games – similar to Manchester United and Tottenham.
“But we see the scrutiny on us. Probably because one or two of the performances haven’t been what we want, but that has only brought us together.”
Saturday’s win moves Liverpool up to seventh – two points Arsenal in fourth.
Liverpool 3-2 Aston Villa