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.