Jan Molby praises for Brendan Rodgers for Liverpool's recent upturn

The Dane has praised Brendan Rodgers for finding a way to win after a poor start to the campaign.

Former Liverpool midfielder Jan Molby has said that manager Brendan Rodgers deserves credit for the Reds recent upturn in form over the past month or so, writing in his column for the Liverpool Echo. 

In November, Liverpool suffered their fourth consecutive defeat and it looked as if all of last season's work was a false dawn and that many of the new signings that have come to Anfield this season look as though they were the wrong buys.

Ever since their demoralising 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace, the Reds have lost just the one game, a 3-0 away defeat to Manchester United in the Premier League. Though they may have been knocked out of the Champions League in the process, the Reds have progressed to the semi-finals of the League Cup, the fourth round of the FA Cup and are now five points off the Champions League places in eighth place.

Molby said: "Brendan deserves credit for the way in which he has turned Liverpool around over the last six weeks.

"Key to that has been the switch to a 3-4-2-1 formation.

"He has improved the system, introduced more technical, attacking players into the starting line-up and is reaping the rewards.

"Nobody’s suggesting Liverpool are near the level they were at for much of last season. But they have looked far more dangerous and more solid defensively."

Molby expects Liverpool to continue their renaissance at Villa Park tomorrow by overcoming the league's lowest scorers but it will be the end of the season that any plaudits will really come Rodgers way should their season enjoy a full turn around and return the Reds to the Champions League next season.  

Rodgers has said he wants to win a trophy and this is a big period in Liverpool's season. If they manage to overcome Chelsea over two legs in the League Cup semi-final, it will be a feather in the cap of the Liverpool boss. Between now and the end of January, if Rodgers can close the gap between his side and the top four, as well as keeping his side in all competitions, it could turn out to be a very good season for both the manager and the team.

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