Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has called on the more long term veterans of the squad to help the new signings settle, and help the team out by taking on the burden of driving the rest of the side to victory, as reported by the Daily Star.
The Anfield club have had a mixed start to the new season, winning two of their four Premier League ties but losing the other two to Manchester City, who are admittedly the reigning Premier League champions, and Aston Villa, who beat the Reds at home despite having been predicted strugglers in the league this season.
Rodgers therefore wants the talent who have been at the club for longer to do more to ensure that results improve going forward. The club have not hit their swashbuckling peak from last season, when attacking cohesion made them one of the most difficult sides to face in the Premier League.
When asked about whether he wants more from his veterans, Rodgers said: “I think they naturally do that, I think that is part of the process here.
“We are about the team and we will attack and defend, win and lose as a team, but with the new players coming in it does take a bit of time – but it is not an excuse.
“While you are letting the players settle you need to win matches.”