Rodgers looks to Spain

by Setanta Staff , 06 July 2012 Rodgers to base side on Spain

Brendan Rodgers says he will be basing his new look Liverpool team on the pass and move ethos of the Spanish side.

Spain have just become the first country to win three major tournaments on the bounce with their victory in Euro 2012 and they have won many plaudits, as well as a few detractors, along the way.

Rodgers tried to instil a similar ethic as boss of Swansea with varying success and he is looking to emulate the European champions with his Liverpool side.

"Any football team, especially when you play possession football, has to limit the opposition to few chances," he told talkSPORT.

"Last year we (Swansea) used to defend with the ball and people in this country don't seem to understand that, they think you defend without the ball.

"But it is all about penetration and that is what I will look to bring here. Possession is no good on its own, it has to be with penetration."

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