Brendan Rodgers is encouraged by Liverpool's return to dynamism and expects their aggressive approach to accelerate progress.

The Reds have increased their tempo and intensity in recent games, with the 2-2 draw against Arsenal producing a mammoth 27 shots at goal.

That was preceded by the 3-1 Capital One Cup victory over Bournemouth, which saw the side up the ante in attack. Even in the defeat at Old Trafford, Liverpool managed to record their most shots away against Manchester United in 10 years.

The fast-paced, fluid play has culminated in enhanced showings, which Rodgers believes is the perfect foundation for the club to build on during the rest of the season.

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"The performance level for me is key. It's always a great indicator of how you're doing and over the course of the last week you can see the heightened confidence," he detailed in his pre-match press conference.

"You don't play as well as that if you don't have confidence. We're at our best when our game is aggressive and I think we've had to adapt the way we play this year because of personnel.

"The period after the Crystal Palace game, we needed to get results and needed to steady the ship and get some sort of performances in. But I knew longer term that wasn't going to get us to where we want to go, and certainly wouldn't have us nearly winning the league like last season.

"So for us it was about trying to find the solution to get back that intensity and tempo to our game, which is critical in terms of how we work.

"That's key, that real aggressive pressure at the top end of the field. The players are starting to adapt and performances will get better and better."

Next up, Rodgers is anticipating a tricky encounter at Turf Moor, against a Burnley side he has watched closely and a manager in Sean Dyche whom he knows quite well.

"They're always in the game. I think it was only against West Brom were they were a little disappointing and not at their best. All the other matches they've been very good," he said.

"I remember getting promoted [to the Barclays Premier League] with Swansea and we didn't score in our first five games. Everyone was talking about if we had enough goals in the team to stay up, but as soon as you get that first result it gives you the confidence to kick on and that's what has happened with Burnley.

"Turf Moor is a lovely ground, but it's difficult to go and play there against guys working very hard to stay in the league. But for us it's about taking our game there and hopefully giving them more problems.

"Sean's been outstanding. I know him very well from when we worked together at Watford. I was the manager there and he was the youth team coach and he's done a great job."

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