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Thu Apr 24 08:59:17 SAST 2014

Rodgers wants Liverpool to play Barca's tiki-taka style

TEAMtalk Media | 23 July, 2012 10:530 Comments
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers sits on the bench during the first half of their World Football Challenge match against Toronto FC in Toronto July 21, 2012
Image by: Mike Cassese / REUTERS

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has revealed plans for his team to become pass masters after taking charge of his first game on Saturday.

Rodgers oversaw a 1-1 draw against Major Soccer League outfit Toronto FC in Canada on the club's pre-season tour of North America, and their style of play on the night was a major topic of discussion.

Quincy Amarikwa had fired the hosts in front on 58 minutes, but teenage striker Adam Morgan grabbed the equaliser for Rodgers' side with 21 minutes remaining after superb work by Raheem Sterling to create the chance for his team-mate.

The Reds were under instructions to play two-touch football while retaining possession at all costs, and the 39-year-old tactician is adamant this is the style he wants the English giants to become famous for.

"We've still got a long way to go, [but] it's very important that we dictate games, we control games, we dominate games," he told the club's official website.

"You saw for large parts of the game we forced Toronto back. It's just that penetration that will get better as time goes on, because possession is no good on its own. Some of the movement patterns were very good and it'll get better."

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