Liverpool defender Joe Gomez happy to learn trade in Europa League

Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool side will be in Europa League action this week against group leaders, Sion, and with Anfield awaiting the visitors, Liverpool will look to utilise home advantage to help swing victory in their favour.

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Rodgers’ side took an early lead through Adam Lallana, but they were pegged back by Ebenezer Assifuah’s first-half equaliser.

“But we learn from that and take it into the next few games”.

However, Liverpool’s defence was undone by Bordeaux as Jussie beat the Reds’ back line to score with nine minutes left in the game to deny the English squad maximum points in the match. You’ve got to be clinical.

“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”, he said.

Rodgers was unimpressed by Liverpool’s wayward finishing, but praised the player’s work rate.

In quotes on BT Sport, he said: “We are disappointed with the result”.

“The Premier League’s outstanding manager 18 months ago has lost his lustre at Liverpool, whose performances have been – on the whole – excruciating all season“, says the Daily Telegraph.

The 19-year-old defender is yet to make a competitive first-team appearance for the Reds but is believed to be within touching distance of his Liverpool debut.

That means Divock Origi is likely to get a rare start up front as Rodger shuffles his team with a Merseyside derby at Goodison Park looming on Sunday. We are point behind Everton – I know the media and written press will build the game up but we will stay calm.

“I was allowed to play at a lot of exciting derbies”.

“I am not looking for any reassurances (from owners Fenway Sports Group)”, he said. If Sturridge plays against Sion he probably gets three goals and that is quality.

“But I also know there is a great level of support out there”.

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Rodgers, though, remained confident of building again at the club which has seen two 50m GBP sale in the last two years, as well as departure of key players like Daniel Agger, Pepe Reina, and captain Steven Gerrard.

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