Palace Already, the Reds now Shutter Besiktas
Liverpool – Liverpool have passed the test of the Crystal Palace in order to maintain a chance to champion in the FA Cup. The Reds are now eyeing other Besiktas for the mission in the Europa League.
Liverpool advanced to the quarterfinals of the FA Cup after removing Palace in the fifth round. Play at Selhurst Park on Saturday (14/02/2015) and then, Liverpool won 2-1 despite lagging first.
Besiktas will be the next challenge for Liverpool. Steven Gerrard et al. will host the Turkish representative in the first leg of the Europa League last 32 on Thursday (19/02/2015).
According to Brendan Rodgers, Europa League trophy as important as the FA Cup for the team that calls hungry for titles. Therefore, Liverpool would not mess around in the second-level competition of the European Club.
“These players are young and hungry and this is a team that can develop in the coming years. But we want to win the trophy to mark this development so the Europa League is a competition that will we seriusi,” Rogers said as quoted by the Mirror.
“We want to play the game as much as possible. It will be tough, but when it wins, it gives energy. We face a tough game this week but the players are brilliant and pass it well.”
“Now we will recover and really looking forward to the Europa League because it is a competition in which we want to look good, such as the FA Cup. We had a hard game against Besiktas, but we are ready,” lugasnya.