Rodgers: "It's About More Than One Player"

Alex Livesey

Though much of the focus is on his two strikers, Brendan Rodgers insists Liverpool's scoring ways owe much to the responsibility players across the squad have successfully taken on.

Luis Suarez has 30 goals. Daniel Sturridge has 20. The deadly striking duo seem almost certain to end the season as the league's top two scorers. They haven't been the only ones, though, who have contributed to a scintillating attack, and Brendan Rodgers wants to spread the praise to some of the club's secondary scorers who have been key in Liverpool leading the league in goals scored.

"That’s the beauty of us with our 96 league goals, it’s about more than one player," said the manager. "Luis Suarez is a wonderful talent. He is world-class and has had a great season. Daniel Sturridge has got big potential and I believe he will really flourish here over the next few years. But what’s been really positive for me is the threat we’ve been from different areas throughout the season."

Steven Gerrard has 13, while Raheem Sterling is one away from becoming the fourth member of the squad to end the campaign in double digits—and that after spending much of the first half of the season on the fringes of the first team. With a bit of luck, centre half Martin Skrtel, currently on seven, could join that group. It's a shared responsibility and attacking mindset Rodgers believes has allowed his side to thrive.

"When you look at the function of the team now," he said, "we’ve got players taking on responsibility right across the field. It means we’re able to cause teams a lot of problems. Everyone has made a contribution and that’s been vital to the progress we’ve made."

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