Published On: Tue, Nov 13th, 2012

Rodgers: switch paid dividends

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes his side’s tactical switch paid dividends, as they came back from 1-0 down to earn a point against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The Reds began the game in a 5-3-2 formation and were a goal down after 20 minutes when John Terry got the better of Daniel Agger to head home.

However 15 minutes later the Blues captain had to be stretchered off the field following a collision with Luis Suarez.

Rodgers changed to a four-man defence after the break, when Suso came on for Nuri Sahin, and was rewarded as Suarez headed a Jamie Carragher flick-on from a corner to equalise.

Tentative

The Northern Irishman told Sky Sports: “I thought in the first half we were too tentative. Second half our attitude in the game was much better and we are better when we play fast football.

“Coming here is a very difficult place. I thought it was a great point for us. You have to give credit to the players, they were fantastic.

“Whatever system you have, it doesn’t matter, it is about the application and the quality of the players.”

Rodgers also hailed Carragher, adding: “He is phenomenal, it’s an absolute pleasure to work with him. His preparation is first class, he is always preparing himself well.

“Today he was exceptional, he is a real model professional for a young player. With everything he has won and achieved he could easily come and knock on my door but he is old school, he respects authority.”

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