Brendan Rodgers and Gerrard post-match reaction: Villa 1-2 LFC

Brendan Rodgers praised Liverpool's 'outstanding character' to come from behind to beat Aston Villa.

The manager was pleased that the reds improved in the second half as Liverpool came from behind to beat Villa 2-1 at Villa Park.

"Our character was outstanding today. We created chances in the first half, in the second half we upped the tempo. It was a real tough game for us.

Our quality was there as well, and the rhythm and flow of our passing was good.

Asked about Henderson's equaliser he said:

"It was a wonderful pass, and Jordan’s had a touch and his finish was fantastic because he’s got a wee bit of time to think about it.

I’m really pleased for him and young Philippe has got great, great quality."

Meanwhile captain Gerrard told reporters that focus was now on trying to finish in 5th or 6th position.

"We felt hard done-by to be trailing at half-time. We thought we should have been at least level. We needed to give an extra 10 per cent. We had to take a few more risks in their final third and it came off today."

"We have to win every game, finish as high as we can - if we can nick fifth or six, that’s what we’ll try and do."

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