Rodgers demanding response

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes his players will
produce a positive reaction to Monday’s defeat to West Brom.

Rodgers’ side travel to Zenit St Petersburg in the Europa League
on Thursday on the back of a frustrating night against the Baggies,
who snatched a surprise 2-0 win at Anfield.

The Reds boss was happy with the effort and commitment against
Albion, and he is confident their performance will improve at

“These players always react very well,” he said. “They were very
disappointed, like we all were, because we wanted to make our home
form better in the league.

“We entered into the game against West Brom with the best
defensive home record in the league, so that shows the mark of
improvement we were making as a group.

“It’s something that left the players disappointed, but they
will react in the right manner. They want to work well and they’re
very good at moving on. That’s something we’ll have to do if we
want to progress.

“We just have to keep striving and look towards the next game.
We’ve got the Europa League game on Thursday night, which is a good
opportunity for us to progress in a competition.”