Rodgers hopes to face Liverpool in Champions League

Date published: Tuesday 25th April 2017 11:50

Brendan Rodgers says it would be “amazing” to face former club Liverpool in the Champions League.

Rodgers served as Reds manager from summer 2012 until his departure in October 2015.

The Northern Irishman failed to win a trophy during his time at Anfield, but almost claimed the Premier League title in the 2013/14 season.

Since being sacked in October 2015, Rodgers has moved into the Scottish Premiership with Celtic, bringing the first silverware of his managerial career.

Celtic have already claimed the title and remain unbeaten in the league season, while they have won the Scottish League Cup and reached the Scottish Cup final.

When asked whether he would like to face Liverpool, who are third in the Premier League but face a battle to finish in the top four, in the Champions League next season, Rodgers told talkSPORT: “It’d be amazing. With the games Liverpool have left they would expect themselves to qualify.

“They haven’t got European football, so they’re just preparing for that one game a week.

“Manchester United have got a couple of games in hand, but towards the end of the season that can be tough and they’ve got other games and maybe they’ll see other priorities.

“Liverpool have points in the bag, they’ve won more games and if they win their next four games or so hopefully that’ll be enough for them.”

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