Now Playing: Rovers beat Everton 2-1 at Goodison, win their first game at the stadium in seven years and end a run of seven successive league defeats to the Blues article “The first thing is we want to play with a bit more composure and I think that’s a big change for the players, but we know the atmosphere will be better,” he added.
“We’ve got the best players in the world, we know how to win football games and we know that we’re going to score a lot of goals and that’s what we’re aiming for.”
He added: “I’ve been very impressed with the performances.
It’s very difficult to score goals and we’ve got some of the best strikers in the league in Jens Lehmann, Christian Eriksen and James McCarthy.”
It was a victory the fans and media loved to hear.
But it also marked a return to a point when the Roosters were struggling to cope with the Blues.
In November, the club had suffered back-to-back home defeats in a row against Manchester United and Everton in succession.
A result at the Blues in mid-January was followed by an emphatic 4-1 victory at home to West Ham.
And then there was the FA Cup final against Arsenal at Wembley, which the Roos were beaten 3-1.
“I think the whole season we were struggling,” Rodgers said.
“That was an unfortunate result.
We knew it was going to be tough to get through to the last 16, but I thought we did the job we needed to do and we deserved to be there.”
The Reds did win their final three league matches against Chelsea, Spurs and Everton before finishing second in the Premier League, four points clear of second-placed Arsenal.
“It was a tough result,” said Rodgers.
“You can’t always win games, you can’t just sit back and think, ‘Well, I’ll go out and do something’.
Rodgers’ side’s confidence was buoyed by their victory at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday night. “
For us it was a really good result and I’m happy for the fans because it was good to get to the final and win the cup.”
Rodgers’ side’s confidence was buoyed by their victory at the Liberty Stadium on Saturday night.
“They’re a really tough team to play against, I’ve never played against them,” he said.
“So it was disappointing.” “
The Rovers have now won their last three league games at home and four in the past five matches. “
So it was disappointing.”
The Rovers have now won their last three league games at home and four in the past five matches.
“Our focus was always on playing with the ball at our feet,” Rodgers added.
It was an experience the manager is looking forward to.
“When we get to Wembley and the players are at home, we’ll be very pleased,” he concluded.
“This is a big club, they’re one of the biggest clubs in the country, so it will be good to have a game there.”