Liverpool struggled in the English top flight last season, eventually finishing eighth behind arch-rivals Everton.
Rodgers told Liverpool’s official website: “ I don’t want to disrespect the Europa League, but there’s no doubt the league is our priority and we want to finish as high as we possibly can,”
“The Europa League is a competition we’d like to do well in. Obviously to do well in it you’ve got to play a lot of games and hopefully that will be the case. When you play for Liverpool every tournament and every game is a priority.”
Liverpool will make their return to European action tonight with a trip to Belarus to face FC Gomel in the Europa League. The Reds were absent from European action last season, after failing to qualify for continental football the previous season.
Liverpool have enjoyed some fantastic nights in Europe, but the Europa League really isn’t the competition that the Reds want to be in.
Everybody at the club will be hoping that the Reds enjoy a far better campaign in the Premier League. The Reds aim will be to qualify for the Champions League places this season. However, with so many strong teams in league it’s going to be difficult.
Brendan Rodgers is a shrewd manager though and I can see Liverpool gradually improving under the Irishman. I just hope that he gets the patience of the fans and most importantly the owners of the club.
No doubt Liverpool fans enjoyed last seasons trips to Wembley in the cup competitions, but I don’t know one Liverpool fan who was satisfied with the Reds performance in the Premier League.
I can almost guarantee that Liverpool will finish higher in the new campaign than they did last season, whether they can improve enough to qualify for the Champions League remains to be seen though.
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