Rodgers: Liverpool just aiming to get out of Champions League group

Brendan Rodgers insists that Liverpool's only Champions League target is to qualify from Group B

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff

Liverpool’s only Champions League ambition is to qualify for the last 16, Brendan Rodgers has declared.

The Reds were pitted with Real Madrid, Basel and Ludogorets Razgrad in Group B as they prepare for their return to the competition for the first time in five years.

We’ll focus to get out of the group. That’s as far as you can look

Brendan Rodgers

And Rodgers insists that Liverpool’s only target is to successfully qualify for the first knockout round.

“The notion for us was to get out of the group stage – we can look no further than that,” Rodgers told Liverpool’s website.

“It was great excitement and hopefully it was great for the supporters to sit and watch the draw for the first time in five years.

“Now we know the teams that we’re playing, we’ll focus to get out of the group. That’s as far as you can look. Once you get out of the group stages, you take it from there.

“Preparation will start straight away. Some of the teams we’re well aware of; we watch the likes of Real Madrid nearly every week and we know their players.

“But as soon as the draw is finalised, the work and the focus will be on that. We have our analysis team behind the scenes who will do all the preparation work we need for our opponents. It will be exciting for them as well.”

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