Rodgers: Liverpool need time

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has called for patience as his new signings adapt to his philosophy at Anfield after a slow start to the season.

The Reds have lost only one of their first four Premier League games, drawing against Arsenal and beating Stoke and Bournemouth.

However, the side have been unconvincing in all their fixtures and Rodgers believes it is too early to judge his new-look squad.

"It was from December through [when Liverpool found form in 2014-15]. We are still only in early September," he said ahead of the massive early-season clash against Manchester United on Saturday.

"In the season when we nearly won the league we didn't really play that brand of football until November or December time. So we need to give this group a bit of time.

"That's something ill-afforded to you in modern football but I get great excitement when I see the players and see the likes of Daniel Sturridge coming back in.

"I think this team will show its worth over the course of the season, not just in these early games."