Liverpool’s manager Brendan Rodgers addressed the press at Melwood today regarding his side’s Champions League clash against Ludogorets at Anfield.
Brendan Rodgers gave a pre-match interview today ahead of Liverpool’s Champions League match against Ludogorets at Anfield on Tuesday.
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The Reds boss spoke about how fantastic it was for a club of Liverpool’s stature to be back in the Champions League, and how his side would need to improve if they are to have a decent run in Europe’s biggest club competition.
“We’re very excited to be in the Champions League. Five years is a long time to be out of it for a club like Liverpool,” he said.
“The club has been away from the Champions League for too long. My main priority was to get the club back to this level.”
“We need to up the tempo of our game, press more and that will ignite the crowd at Anfield, who have been brilliant since I got here.”
“We need to be better defensively. We were disappointed at the weekend. When you dominate but don’t score, you at least want a point,” he continued.
After a disappointing home loss to Aston Villa on the weekend, Rodgers will want to see his side bounce back against relative minnows Ludogorets. The Bulgarian champions have done well to get into the group stages, but this is most probably the height of their ambitions.
Liverpool will have far tougher challenges against the likes of FC Basel and European champions Real Madrid, so a win tomorrow night is imperative.