Brendan Rodgers insists there are parallels to be drawn between the flair and attacking aggression of his current side and the phenomenal atmosphere that has been generated by Liverpool's supporters this season.

Anfield's reputation as a fortress has been restored over the last 12 months, with the Reds sweeping past nearly every obstacle in style en route to racking up 15 wins from 18 matches.

Rodgers' team have hit 51 goals in front of their home crowd, dismantling the likes of Everton, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and countless others along the way.

In recent months especially, such demolition jobs have been carried out in front of a resplendent Kop, with the home faithful rolling back the years to provide a vociferous backdrop.

Welcome parties waving flags have lined the streets to spur the team on as their coach has crawled down Anfield Road, while inside the stadium noise levels have neared fever pitch.

Rodgers believes the fans' passion has been stoked by the approach of the players out on the pitch - and that the backing his team has received this season is testament to a truly unique set of supporters.

"Anfield is a wonderful place for us to play," Rodgers told reporters gathered at Melwood ahead of the final game of the 2013-14 campaign, against Newcastle United.

"These last couple of months, seeing the flags and seeing the supporters, I think football as a whole can take great pride that a football club and its supporters can come together like that to demonstrate that passion.

"This is a wonderful city, a unique city in the world of football and they have shown that quality to get behind us and the players have responded to that."

Elaborating on the manner in which the supporters have thrived on watching the team at full pelt, Rodgers said: "I've always said it's players that create [the atmosphere].

"The supporters are there to support and they have to support what they are seeing. We've really attacked the game with real aggression and with real intent and I think the supporters have recognised the honesty and the endeavour of this team.

"That combination of their brilliant support along with our quality and confidence has allowed us to make Anfield a really difficult place again, so we have to continue on our journey and that will continue.

"The form at home is critical if you're going to compete. We've had that relentless attitude and mentality to go into every game looking to win. You have to give big credit to the supporters because they bought into what we're doing. They've encouraged the players."