Rodgers: Liverpool could repeat 2013/14 season

Date published: Wednesday 27th July 2016 9:36

Brendan Rodgers believes Liverpool can secure Champions League qualification this season.

The Reds last played in Europe’s elite competition in the 2014/15 season, but they failed to progress from the group stages.

Their last foray into the Champions League before then was in the 2009/10 season, but the club’s recent fall from grace has harmed their European prospects.

Former manager Rodgers, who oversaw their group-stage knockout two years ago, believes Liverpool can return to the Champions League this season and mirror the 2013/14 Premier League campaign, in which they finished runners-up to Manchester City.

“I think Liverpool have a great chance to qualify this season,” said the Celtic boss.

“It reminds me very much of the season when we finished runners-up, 2013-14, where you want to be in Europe, but if you don’t have European football you have the possibility to work even more on the training field and work with the players much closer.

“You have less games, you can train them more and practice more and then hopefully that allows your performance [to improve].

“I think Liverpool this season have made some good signings and that, along with the possibility to work more, gives them a great chance of qualification for the top four.”

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