Video: Brendan Rodgers post-Villa win: “we’ve lost less games than Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal”

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says he’s been surprised by the level of criticism his side have received – because they’ve lost less games than Man City, Chelsea and Arsenal in all competitions.

“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.”

City have lost to Juventus (1-2), West Ham (1-2), and Tottenham (4-1).

Arsenal have lost to West Ham (0-2), Dinamo Zagreb (1-2) and Chelsea (0-2).

Liverpool have lost to West Ham (3-0) and Man United (3-1), but also drawn with Norwich City.

Saturday’s win moves Liverpool up to seventh – two points Arsenal in fourth.

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