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Rodgers has solved Liverpool's problems, says Lovren

The Croatian feels that the Reds have put their poor start to the 2014-15 campaign firmly behind them and says that their Irish coach deserves all the credit for the turnaround.

LIVERPOOL DEFENDER Dejan Lovren believes that Brendan Rodgers has “solved everything” that was going wrong at Anfield at the beginning of the season.

The Reds have put a poor start to the campaign behind them by losing just one match in 18 since they were beaten 3-0 by rivals Manchester United in December.

They are now two points behind the fourth-placed Red Devils and Lovren is convinced that their post-Luis Suarez struggles are behind them.

“The basis from the start is that we are together,” the Croatia international told the club’s official website. “We are always like a team, in bad times and also in good times.

“The first couple of months didn’t go so well but now you can see the real shape of the team. Everything has settled down and the manager has solved everything. The bad times are behind us.”

Rodgers has successfully switched to a 3-4-3 formation to improve Liverpool’s defensive shape and their current run of five consecutive clean sheets is the club’s best since 1985.

“I always say it’s not the four or five at the back who are about the defence, it is the whole team,” versatile centre-half Lovren added. “A clean sheet is because of all of the players, from the strikers to the goalkeeper.

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“Everyone is involved. We haven’t conceded in the last couple of games so we need to continue like this by defending and attacking together.”

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