Published Monday, 18 August 2014
Rodgers has become a firm favourite with the Kop faithful. (© Getty)
While the £75m Barcelona man had his former teammates on his mind, Carnlough man Rodgers was keen to put the focus on Daniel Sturridge, whose 79th minute goal secured the three points for the Reds.
Nathaniel Clyne levelled the scores for the Saints following a Raheem Sterling opener in the first half.
Sturridge's goal was his 36th for the club in 50 appearances, a feat only bettered in the 19th century by George Allan who scored 41.
"For Daniel, it was just a continuation, showing he can get goals," said Rodgers.
"That is 36 goals in 50 appearances which is (almost) the best of any striker in Liverpool's history. That shows the level he is at.
"He always looks like he will score. It was a poacher's goal, one of those where you anticipate a knockdown."
While Luis Suárez may have left the club, the Uruguayan is still never far from a mention where Liverpool are concerned and Rodgers revealed the striker had not yet forgotten about his former team-mates.
"He sent us a lovely text wishing us all the best, which was a great gesture. He is a friend now of Liverpool," added the Reds boss.
"I texted him back. He's a great boy but he is gone now.
"We do still want another striker but that will depend on the availability. Sunday was about winning and we got there."
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