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The 39-year-old former Swansea City boss has been impressed with what he's seen from his new side so far in training and believes it has taken quickly to his specific ethos.

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers remains satisfied with the work of his new side so far during preseason preparations.

Appointed in the summer to replace the outgoing Kenny Dalglish, Rodgers has talked about the need for the players to buy into his methods and ethos on the training ground if the club is to be successful, and he is happy that his new squad has taken this message on board.

"In terms of a lot of the pressing work we've done, they've showed up really well, and that's important in what we want to do," Rodgers told reporters. "We've talked about the importance of possession and I've seen great ­improvements in a couple of weeks.

"Their understanding and management of the game will improve as time goes on, but the most important thing for now is the ­physical ­condition and that's looking very good.

"The tactical work will really kick in when the whole group is together, but we've already seen a lot of improvement."

Liverpool kicks off its preseason tour of the United States against Toronto FC on July 21 before taking on both Roma and Tottenham.

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