Liverpool boss Rodgers vows to keep attacking - despite leaky defence

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Liverpool overtook Manchester City as the Premier League's top goalscorers in their 4-3 win over Swansea City - but their defence continues to leak goals.

Two goals apiece from Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson kept the Reds in the title race, and their 70 goal tally this season is now one more than City's, who have been stunning in attack all season.

It was a great game for the neutrals as Brendan Rodgers' side saw off his former club Swansea in a seven goal thriller, but having conceded 35 goals this season, they have let in the most goals out of the sides in the top six, bringing cause for concern with a title challenge firmly on the agenda.

But despite some fans wishing for some more relaxing victories and less drama in front of their own goal, Rodgers insists that his side aren't built to play that way, and will continue to play their expansive, attacking brand of football - which has got them into this position in the first place.

“I think that’s not our style,” he said.“I worry always to play good football. I’m not totally satisfied with always grinding out results. It’s the point of the season where it’s about winning, that’s what professional sport is about at this level — especially if you’re up there challenging — but for us, I will always concentrate on performance."

“Ultimately I always think the consequence of performing well consistently is good results. This season shows that, I think. When we play well more times than not we get the win. Today we were not quite at our best but we scored four goals and won the game. It was a very, very important performance for us.”

The 'score one more than you' tactic has been seen the world over, and it's unsurprising to see Liverpool attack so much given that they have such fantastic offensive players such as Sturridge, Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho and Raheem Sterling, whilst the error-prone Kolo Toure is perhaps a reason they aren't built on defensive stability.

The Reds look set to keep attacking - just like Rodgers did during his time as manager at Swansea - and they will need that goalscoring prowess in upcoming key games against Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Chelsea as Rodgers looks to bring the Premier League title to Anfield for the very first time.

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