Carragher salutes Rodgers factor as Reds turn into free-scoring title contenders

Kop legend Jamie Carragher has praised the role of Brendan Rodgers in turning Liverpool into free-scoring title contenders. The second-placed Reds are the top scorers in the Premier League with 73 goals from 28 games following Saturday’s 3-0 win at Southampton .

“When Rodgers took over, Liverpool were one of the lowest scorers in the top half of the table,” Carragher said. “To compete with those sides that have more financial resources – Chelsea and Manchester City can go out and buy absolutely top class players – Liverpool were getting (Philippe) Coutinho from Inter Milan – he wasn’t really getting a game – and (Daniel) Sturridge from Chelsea – he wasn’t getting a game at Chelsea.

“The business Brendan Rodgers has done, to then take that on to the pitch and be out-scoring these sides who have got four top class strikers, like you see at Manchester City, is testament to the manager and also the players.”

Carragher believes the victory at St Mary’s proves the Reds are capable of challenging for the title this term.

“It’s obvious to see how far away they are from the top now, they’re right in there,” Carragher told TalkSport.

“It’s not just that, it’s the way they’re playing. You looked at that game and that’s one of the games where you thought Liverpool could drop points.

“It’s a difficult place to go. I think City and Arsenal drew there, but to go there and win so emphatically was a major statement to everyone.

“That would have been one of the games that Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester City would have looked at and thought Liverpool could drop points.”

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