Brendan Rodgers admits Liverpool are 'anxious' about playing at Anfield after Norwich City draw

The Merseysiders winless streak has stretched to five games

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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has claimed that his side feel 'anxious' when playing at Anfield.

Norwich City became the latest team to pile pressure on the Northern Irishman, claiming a 1-1 draw in Sunday's Premier League clash.

The home side had led through substitute Danny Ings but were pulled back when Simon Mignolet flapped at a corner, allowing Russell Martin to equalise with a clever finish.


Despite an improved performance, the draw left Liverpool in the bottom half of the table and stretched their winless streak to five games.

“There’s a big history at Anfield, but you have to embrace it and ensure you take the risk because you have to do that to play positive football," said Rodgers, after the game.

“There was the same feeling of anxiety when I first came in, but we went on to make Anfield a real fortress for us.

“Unfortunately, we are having to rebuild that again and get the focus back on being really positive at home and I saw signs of that, particularly in the second half.”

Norwich City frustrated the hosts with a set-piece equaliser

Rodgers was disappointed to see his team concede and lamented the lapse in concentration that has allowed Alex Neil's side back into the match.

“It was their first corner in the game," he said, referring to the set-piece which led to Norwich's goal.

"Our organisation was clear, we had six players in the box, everyone knew their roles. But we lost concentration and Russell Martin hooks it in, so that’s disappointing and that’s a goal which should not happen.

"Apart from that there were a lot more positives and we want to win every game here no matter who the opponent is.

“I think today was a step forward for us in terms of getting creativity back into our game and hopefully we can progress from that.”


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