Date: 12th January 2015 at 4:20pm
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Brendan Rodgers has backed his Liverpool side to produce a similar second half of the season to the one they managed last season, this time around.

The Reds managed 11 consecutive victories last term which almost saw them claim a shock Premier League title.

And having lost just one of the last 13 matches in all competitions, and with Daniel Sturridge having returned to training, Rodgers is predicting his side can produce something similar over the second half of the campaign.

Raheem Sterling has missed the last two matches having been allowed a warm-weather break, whilst Adam Lallana is expected to return from injury late in January.

Rodgers said: “I felt if we are going to get the best out of Raheem he is going to need a little bit of a rest and he will come back next week.

“The exciting thing is we have always been better in the second half of the season and that is the business end.

“We will get Raheem back fresh and Sturridge back fresh and we also have Adam Lallana to come back – so it is going the way I hoped it would.”