Rodgers: Southampton trio will settle quickly at Liverpool

The manager feels Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Rickie Lambert are already used to their new club’s tactics thanks to Saints’ “offensive, aggressive” approach last season

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has backed his trio of signings from Southampton to settle quickly due to the similar styles of the teams.

Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren and Rickie Lambert have all been signed for a combined fee of around €63 million as Rodgers looks to strengthen his squad in a bid to challenge for multiple trophies.

And Southampton’s “offensive, aggressive way” should mean the three signings make a swift adaptation to Liverpool’s similar style, according to their new manger.

“I think the advantage of taking them is that they understand how we work,” he told reporters as his side prepare to face Manchester United in the International Champions Cup final.

“All the players we have brought in were done so because of their profile. Southampton played in a really offensive, aggressive way and the players that have come in will adapt that little bit quicker to that.

“There are obviously pressures. If you’re playing for Liverpool, there’s a different adaptation altogether, but in terms of the football style, that will make it easier.

“I think if you have three players coming in from the same club, of course it always helps on that first day walking into the changing room.

“Ultimately they’ll gain respect because they’re good players, and that’s why they’re at Liverpool. Hopefully they can show that over their career here.”

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