Winning is neither everything nor the only thing to Brendan Rodgers.
The Liverpool manager certainly wants the Reds to win the 2013-14 Premier League title, but he says it’s important that they do it in a way that promotes sportsmanship and upholds the club’s reputation, according to the Mirror.
“We will try to do it in the right way,” Rodgers said. “I take great pride in winning in the most sporting way we can.
Liverpool leads the FA’s “Fair Play Competition,” which rates teams’ conduct over the course of the season.
“If you look at us we are top of the Premier League and we are top of the Fair Play League,” Rodgers added. “We don’t surround referees. We want to win, but it shows you a mark of our behavior.”
Having surged to the top of the Premier League standings, Liverpool will claim the title if it wins its four remaining games.
Rodgers stressed that regardless of the outcome of Liverpool’s chase for its first domestic championship in 24 years, his current group will continue to represent the club’s highest ideals both on the field and off it.
“They are the values of this club,” Rodgers said. “It’s a club that has won many trophies in the past but had the humility and the class. One word I always had in my mind when I joined Liverpool is ‘class.’ So that is important to me — that those values are restored.”