Liverpool morning news, Rodgers praises supporters and players, Sturridge on Sunderland win

Brendan Rogers Press Conference Smiling - 16/02/2014

A selection of the latest stories involving Liverpool Football Club this Thursday morning, after Liverpool beat Sunderland 2-1 in the Premier League.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers paid tribute to the club’s supporters after the team bus was welcomed along Anfield Road ahead of last night’s 2-1 win over Sunderland.

It was a nervy finish to the game but the Reds held out to make it seven consecutive league wins and move to within a point of Chelsea at the top of the table.

Rodgers is quoted after the game, saying: “Seven wins on the spin in the Premier League is a huge credit to the players. We were the dominant team but no matter how dominant you are when it gets to 2-1 it is going to be tight for the last 10 minutes.

“It shows the character of the team that we stayed with it and showed that winning mentality and finished with another great victory.

“We showed great spirit and the crowd really lifted us when we needed them.”

Daniel Sturridge told the Liverpool Echo that last night was all about getting the win despite reaching the 20 goal milestone for the first time in his career.

Sturridge doubled Liverpool’s lead shortly after the half time break, after Steven Gerrard had opened the scoring for the Reds before the break.

The striker said: “It’s special but the success of the team is more important to me.

“It was great to get the three points – that’s the most important thing at this stage of the season.

“We just need to continue working hard as a team and keep getting the job done. We’re all trying to do our jobs for the team.”

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