Brendan Rodgers “Overall Performance was outstanding”

Updated: November 17, 2012

Luis Suarez scored his 12th and 13th goals of the season to help Liverpool stretch their unbeaten league run to seven games with a three nil win over Wigan.

Two second half strikes from the Uruguayan and a Jose Enrique effort sealed a comfortable and deserved win for the Reds.

Liverpool are 12/5 to draw with Swansea in their next Premier League game

A dull first half was marred by the departure of Ben Watson with a broken leg following a collision with Raheem Sterling.

Overall Liverpool edged the half with Suso spurning two chances for the Reds. Firstly his 23rd minute shot from outside the box was stopped by Ali Al Habsi before the Spaniard headed over Glenn Johnson 32nd minute cross with the best chance of the half.

Brendan Rodgers decision to introduce Jordan Henderson on 35 minutes for Suso proved to be a tactical masterstroke with the former Sunderland man easing the midfield burden on Joe Allen and Steven Gerrard.

Liverpool this season have produced some stunning football at times however they have struggled to put together a solid 90 minute performance and this clash with Wigan was similar with a quiet first half followed up with an impressive second half.

Half time team talks have worked wonders on occasions for Liverpool this season and his words at the break had an immediate impact with Suarez opening the scoring following good work by newly capped England winger Sterling.

Suarez sealed the points when he made it 2-0 on 58 minutes poking the ball home following a wonderful through ball from Enrique and the left back then made it three on 65 minutes when he reacted quickest to Al Habsi’s save from Sterling shot.

Liverpool could have added more to the tally but in the end 3 was enough and the result, only Liverpool’s fourth at Anfield in 2012 atoned for last season’s shock home defeat to the same opposition.

Despite Liverpool’s slow start to the season, the Reds are now building momentum and making their way up the Premier League and after the game Rodgers revealed that he was always confident that his young side would improve, telling Sky Sports “Our overall performance was outstanding. We created chances and we took the chances.

“We are seven unbeaten now in the league and for our confidence it is important. I felt that we would get better throughout the season.

“Wigan are a very good side, they have some dangerous players. Roberto has done an outstanding job with Wigan.”

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