Liverpool media round-up: Rodgers on hunger to succeed, Milner's thoughts on manager

A selection of the latest stories in the media involving Liverpool Football Club this Monday morning...

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has told the Liverpool Echo that he has a hunger to succeed at Anfield after saying that there was a frenzy surrounding his job at the club following a much needed 3-2 win over Aston Villa at Anfield. 

Rodgers feels that he has shown he has the capabilities to turn the club into title challengers if there are top-class players at his disposal. 

He is quoted in the Liverpool Echo as sayig: “I have a hunger to succeed here. I know last season and this there have been a lot of things going against us, but we’ve always managed to stick together and improve together.

“The players and staff are very much together, fighting to be better and to live up to the expectations we create ourselves that is to be the best. With players returning we can have a great season. With me there is no drama, I only worry about the team.”

The result saw the side move to the top half of the table and within striking distance of the league's top four, as they will hope they can put a good run of results together to kick start their season.

Vice-captain James Milner, who got his first goal of his Liverpool career as he opened the scoring in the weekend's win, has stated that a lot of the things being said about the manager are disappointing.

The summer signing has said that he has been impressed with the manager since he arrived at the club, while there has been a lot of speculation in the background about his future in the past week. 

The midfielder is quoted in the Liverpool Echo as saying: “I’ve talked with him after a game and whatever I’ve thought he has already said ahead of me so I think he is well on top.

“A lot of things that have been said are disappointing and frustrating really because you see how close this club went to winning the league a couple of years ago and then with the players that have left the club it is going tot take time to get back to that point.

“But with patience he has shown he is a top class manager and with the players we have we can get to where we want to be.”

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