“This is where we find out about players like Divock Origi and others on the fringe”, Rodgers said.
“We recognise that our home games in this competition are very important and we enter into it with that mindset”. Adam Lallana had scored first to send the Anfield population into jubilant mood relishing a victorious night over the Swiss Super League title-contenders.
Ebenezer Assifuah (FC Sion) – Took his goal like a world-class striker and his work rate and strength up front caused Liverpool plenty of problems.
“We have seen from the game at the weekend he is still building his way towards full fitness”, said Rodgers. Took his goal well, should’ve won the game for the home side with chance in the second half – 6.
“Yes – because he is in that elite band of players that we’ve seen here”. Origi and Lallana were afforded clear sights of goal but did not display the level of conviction needed to offer Liverpool a lead that probably wouldn’t have been merited anyway.
But I feel that the 42-year-old Northern Irishman needs more time to prove his worth, at least until January.
The Belgium worldwide, a £10million signing previous year, has struggled for game time having returned from a season on loan at former club Lille and is still looking for his maiden Reds goal. “Obviously he missed a lot of games, so we need to keep him fit – especially if Christian Benteke is going to be out”.
The Europa League may not sit as the highest honour in every fan’s view, but perhaps the shuffling of his lineup was simply too vast for the out-of-practice alternatives to ever expect to deliver three points.
The retired Scotland worldwide is a pundit for Sky Sports and expressed his opinion regarding Brendan Rodgers in his column previewing the Merseyside derby between Liverpool FC and Everton FC on Sunday.
My only criticism of Rodgers is his transfer strategy.
With their domestic campaign in the dumps, the visitors had no expectation on their shoulders and really nothing to lose come kick-off and it looked like they’d studied their script well when Lallana banged in the opener.
“We will review where he is at the end of the season”.
“I am immensely enjoying the job, it is a great challenge and it is a rebuilding”. “Then we started the second half poorly and they make it 2-2 from a set-play”, Celtic manager Ronny Deila told BT Sport. “The players will look forward to it”, he added.