Date: 17th January 2015 at 8:33pm
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Brendan Rodgers was delighted with Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa on Saturday, but was insistent there was further room for improvement.

The Reds made it four Premier League wins out of five, and a third consecutive win on the road courtesy of goals in each half from Fabio Borini and Rickie Lambert.

The result moved the Reds to within four points of the top four, and Rodgers insists there is more to come from his side.

“We have regained our identity in how the team has played for two years,” the Northern Irishman told reporters at his post-match press conference inside Villa’s ground.

“It is fair to say that in the opening four months or so of the season we were just nowhere near what we have been. We needed to find a solution to that.

“We changed the system for [the Manchester United game] and even though we lost the game, I saw enough in our play and the dynamic of the team to show that it could be a way for us going forward.

“There has been a lot of hard work, the players have got confidence now in the way of working and they have been performing very, very well.

“You will always be looking to improve, no matter how well you are doing. It’s the challenge when you work with young players; you saw the youthfulness in the team today.

“There’s a lot of improvement left in this team and group. But we’re building towards the future here at the club. We have been progressing very well.

“We obviously had a bump in the road in the early part of the season. But in this period, the team is performing at a good level – defensively strong and playing some wonderful football. It’s pleasing, but we have to keep improving.

“We have regained our identity in how the team has played for two years,” the Northern Irishman told reporters at his post-match press conference inside Villa’s ground.

“It is fair to say that in the opening four months or so of the season we were just nowhere near what we have been. We needed to find a solution to that.”

“We changed the system for [the Manchester United game] and even though we lost the game, I saw enough in our play and the dynamic of the team to show that it could be a way for us going forward.

“There has been a lot of hard work, the players have got confidence now in the way of working and they have been performing very, very well.

“You will always be looking to improve, no matter how well you are doing. It’s the challenge when you work with young players; you saw the youthfulness in the team today.

“There’s a lot of improvement left in this team and group. But we’re building towards the future here at the club. We have been progressing very well.

“We obviously had a bump in the road in the early part of the season. But in this period, the team is performing at a good level – defensively strong and playing some wonderful football. It’s pleasing, but we have to keep improving.”