Liverpool Boss: Champions League Challenge Is On

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has reacted incredibly positively to his side’s 2-2 draw against Arsenal in the Premier League yesterday.

The Reds went ahead shortly before half time through Philippe Coutinho, but Arsenal equalised shortly after.

It was a typical Liverpool concession for this season, with Mathieu Debuchy popping up at the back post to head home past Brad Jones.

Martin Skrtel was partly at fault for that goal, but was the hero at the end of the game.

The giant defender was injured by Arsenal goalscorer Olivier Giroud, through no fault of the Frenchman, and required significant treatment to his head injury.

Having gone ahead through Giroud, Arsenal were then pegged back in the final minutes as Skrtel rose highest from a corner before heading home to secure a valuable point for Brendan Rodgers’ side.

The Liverpool boss now believes he has a side that are a force to be reckoned with, and that can still qualify for the Champions League, their goal for this season.

He said: “Yes, absolutely – but is always going to be a big challenge.

“Of course, we have to make up points but we have shown this is a club that can go on a run of games.

“In the second half of last season we went on a run of 11 wins. The most important thing is the confidence.

“And, once we bring injured Daniel Sturridge back in January, we can get back to being that team.”


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