Rodgers picks out two areas of Liverpool's game he feels are improving

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has picked out two things he was pleased with from the performance against Arsenal.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he was particularly pleased with elements of his team’s performance in the 2-2 draw against Arsenal last weekend.

The Reds came back to snatch a point thanks to a late equaliser from Martin Skrtel, with Rodgers happy with the way his side started the game in the first 45 minutes.

“Some of our play in the first half - the movement and passing, but more importantly the pressure and intensity - really rewound us back to what we have been for a couple of years,” he told the Liverpool website.

Liverpool were at their very best last season when they started quickly against teams and smothered them with early pressure.

They were consistent in getting ahead in big games, playing fast paced possession based football, which allowed them to attack effectively.

“So I was particularly pleased with that. I'm disappointed with the two goals we conceded; we restricted them to three shots on target.”

Liverpool have been suffering with their form in recent weeks, but the win against Bournemouth last week seems to have given the side some momentum, which they’ll be looking to increase this Boxing Day.

The boss will be stressing the need for further improvements in the build up to the game against Burnley, where the Reds will be favourites to register three points as they look to close on the top six.

Burnley are scrapping away at the other end of the table, but Liverpool should have enough in terms of talent and quality to have too much for Sean Dyche’s side.

Rodgers will stress pressure and intensity over the club’s next few games and it’s not a bad policy for the club to deploy.

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