[ 08-02-2015 ]
Terengganu down Selangor in Super League opener
Brendan Rodgers applauded the execution of his young players as they assumed a main part in expanding Liverpool's long unbeaten record against Everton in the Merseyside derby.
A significant part of the fabricate up to the 224th gathering between the two clubs was centered around Liverpool chief Steven Gerrard as he arranged to play his last class amusement against Everton before his turn to LA Galaxy toward the end of the season.
Gerrard's execution in the 0-0 draw at Goodison Park on Saturday was portrayed as "amazing" by Rodgers and the 34-year-old went as close as anybody to winning with a second-half volley which was avoided over his own crossbar by Everton's Steven Naismith.
At the same time it was changed over shield Emre Can, who helped Liverpool keep a fourth progressive Premier League clean sheet, and 19-year-old winger Jordon Ibe on just his second group begin for Liverpool, who embodied his group's execution according to Rodgers.
Ibe was reviewed from a credit spell at Championship side Derby County a month ago and after two substitute exhibitions elevated to the beginning line-up, hitting the post with a long-extend exertion as Liverpool extended their unbeaten run in the derby installation to 10 diversions.
"What was satisfying today in such an extreme environment was the poise of my young players," Rodgers said.
"Emre Can, at 21, was similar to a Rolls Royce at the back, he shielded incredibly and his quality on the ball was, great and youthful Jordan Ibe and the rest demonstrated incredible self-restraint.
"I have quite recently been holding up to place Jordan in. We got back to him on the grounds that we felt he could truly help.
"He had an extraordinary spell on advance, which is the thing that you need from your young players to get that experience and he had an exceptional director in Steve McClaren at Derby.
"He had a genuine decent time at a decent club yet it was the ideal time for him to return and peculiarity. He would have played in a portion of the glass diversions on the off chance that he had been accessible and I had no hesitations about placing him in.
"It was a splendid execution by him and he was lamentable not to have scored with his run and strike and he had one at the back post where in the event that he arrived a part prior he would likely have scored.
"Anyhow he demonstrated a glorious disposition and method and strategically was, great. I was exceptionally satisfied for him in that force of as diversion."
Liverpool, whose midfielder Lucas Leiva will have a sweep on an abductor muscle issue, have now lost quite recently once in their last 14 amusements and have moved to inside four purposes of a main four spot in front of Tuesday's critical amusement against fifth-put Tottenham at Anfield.
Everton, who just about asserted a late victor when Seamus Coleman was denied by Simon Mignolet's fine spare, stay twelfth yet in the wake of expanding their unbeaten association raced to four diversions, supervisor Roberto Martinez sees purpose behind positive thinking in front of a midweek excursion to alliance pioneers Chelsea and an Europa League last-32 tie against Swiss club Young Boys
"I have felt for some time that we are beginning to perform and giving hints that we can re-deliver the quality they have and the quality we indicated last season," he said.
"Clearly we need to win amusements. Winning at Crystal Palace (a week ago) provided for us a great deal of certainty and today's execution, for a guarding and strategic perspective, will likewise provide for us a ton of certainty also.
"In any case we need to win amusements like today and anticipate an exceptionally noteworthy month. I think in the not so distant future is the most critical month of the season for the European rivalry and the essential diversions we've got around it."
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