Brendan Rodgers claims depth in Liverpool’s squad has helped his side to go on a 11 match unbeaten run in the Premier League.
Their recent run includes a 2-1 victory over the Premier League champions Manchester City, which saw the Reds’ stars Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho’s brilliant goals helped the Merseyside club seal a crucial win over Manuel Pellegrini’s side.
Liverpool were without eight first team players for the clash against City last Sunday and the list includes the likes of Steven Gerrard, Lucas Leiva, Mamadou Sakho, Jose Enrique, Glen Johnson, Jon Flanagan, Brad Jones and Jordon Ibe.
The former Swansea City manager believes not having a thin squad has helped the Anfield club overcome in these difficult phases, when players are sidelined with injuries.
“The squad depth has been important. I don’t want too many players, that’s the honesty of it,” Rodgers said.
“Really you want 16/17 that you know you can put in and I like to have young players on top of that I can put in.
“We’ve had six or seven players missing and certainly in my first period here that would have really hurt us.
“Now we can change and put in a young player and he’ll slide into the system and understand how it works and right now it’s working very well,” the Northern Irishman concluded.