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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."

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