Peters convinced title glory a matter of time

The Liverpool sports psychiatrist who has been credited with revitalising the club’s form believes it is only a matter of time before they win the league.

Peters convinced title glory a matter of time

Dr Steve Peters, who was asked by Steven Gerrard to join Brendan Rodgers’ backroom team, thinks the club are on the cusp of a golden era.

“They have had their best season for 24 years and my own belief is that it is the start of a golden era for the club,” he told the Liverpool Echo.

“They have established themselves as a team before the best, and winning the league again will be just a matter of time. They have finished brilliantly and you have to get a perspective.

“We are too harsh on ourselves and others. It is great to get good results, but we should reward the effort as well. We can’t always win, we can only be our best.

“He [Gerrard] approached me about working with him three years ago and it was he who asked me to go to Liverpool and meet Brendan Rodgers.

“I was a little reluctant, football is not an area I know and I wasn’t sure I could help. But finally I did agree as Steven is a very genuine person.

“When I met Brendan Rodgers I thought he was an amazing man; very insightful, very open, very relaxed.

“Whenever you meet someone like that you can really make ground; they work with you. He knows what he wants, where he is heading and he is constantly seeking to improve both himself and the team.

“It has been a pleasure and a privilege to work with him. I helped where I could. Brendan has drawn together a phenomenal, expert team and my job was to be part of that team.

“I spoke to the team as a group when I was asked to but it was mainly talking to the players one-to-one depending on who wanted to see me: asking where they thought they could improve performance.

“What I did depended on what they asked. I am just the facilitator.”

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