Winning is the priority for Brendan Rodgers, even the Europa League

By Kevin Koczwara

BOSTON – Brendan Rodgers doesn’t have a lot of time to prepare Liverpool for its first Europa League game on August 2nd. Even though the tournament has taken on the persona of the ugly step-sister to the Champions League, Rodgers isn’t taking it lightly. He hopes to have Liverpool prepared to win every game, including the Europa League games. That’s how he manages: he goes into every game and competition hoping to win.

“I always think that if you’re in a competition you’re in it to win it is the answer really,” Rodgers told the media. “I think every game, when you’re a manager or a coach at a club like Liverpool, you want to win every game.

“You can’t win every game. It’s impossible. You can’t do that, but certainly, like I said, it’s to be competitive, but of course the games have come a lot earlier than you hoped for. For me, I always believe you’re in it to win and to try and win it and go as far as you possibly can,” he continued.

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2 thoughts on “Winning is the priority for Brendan Rodgers, even the Europa League

  1. I’d say that Rodgers intends to win every game rather than just “hoping”. Hoping isn’t a very demanding position. Winning league games is the first priority, but winning tournaments deserves equal effort.

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    • He said he wants to win every game. He also acknowledges how hard that is and said it’s “impossible”, meaning not realistic. I personally like his realistic approach and find it refreshing. He said he wants to win, no matter the competition and I take him at his word.

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