's cookie policy has been updated. Our website has been developed in a way to allow you to read all our articles even when cookies are disabled but third party cookies may be placed on your machine to track your use of our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive these cookies, alternatively, click "TELL ME MORE" for more information including opt-out instructions.

LATEST NEWS 11:37 Would Harry Kane Thrive Overseas? He is one of the hottest properties around in English football and rumours persist that he is high on Real ... 15:45 Mauricio Pochettino admits draw against Liverpool is a fair result Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino admits this afternoon's 1-1 draw against Liverpool was a ...

Arsene Wenger insists: Olivier Giroud is not just a substitute here at Arsenal Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes striker Olivier Giroud can still be an asset in his squad this season. The Frenchman has struggled to enjoy regular first team football at the... - Read article
Arsene Wenger admits Top Four finish is difficult for Arsenal Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says a Top Four finish will not be easy to achieve for his side despite a vital 2-1 win away at Middlesbrough. The Gunners are currently sixth in the... - Read article
Arsene Wenger explains when striker Lucas will be back in action Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he has no new injury concerns after the mid-week draw at home against Paris Saint-Germain. Defender Hector Bellerin and midfielder Santi Cazorla are... - Read article

Liverpool Jersey
» News

Brendan Rodgers: Ultimately for us the aim is to win today's game


Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says his side will take today's Europa League game against Sion very seriously even if they have the Merseyside derby coming up on Sunday.

The Reds drew their first game 1-1 at Bordeaux in Group B of the competition with Sion enjoying a 2-1 win at home against Rubin Kazan.

A number of young players are expected to feature for Liverpool including 20-year-old Divock Origi.

"Our approach to this game is how it's been in the competition – this is an opportunity for young players and an opportunity for players on the fringe of the team that aren't getting so many games," Rodgers told reporters.

"But it's also going to require players that have been playing. Ultimately for us the aim is to win the game.

"We recognise that our home games in this competition are very important and we enter into it with that mindset. Then we can concentrate on the game on Sunday.

"He's [Divock Origi is] a young player who has excellent qualities.

"The real focus on Divock is goals in games, that is what he'll be judged on. He obviously hasn't played so much, but he understands where he is at - coming in to such a big club, he knows he'll be competing for places.

"For us, it's about nurturing that talent along and for him, he's really looking to improve that goalscoring record. That will hopefully come in time.

"He's a humble guy. He knows where he stands and that he's here to develop. It's a big step coming to such a prestigious club.

"He knows he is going to get opportunities working hard every day in training. He has settled in very well."

Featured in article
Brendan Rodgers