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Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he and a few of his players went to watch Manchester City’s Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich. And he’s hoping they can learn from what they saw.
Rodgers is using Bayern’s performance as the inspiration for what he wants to achieve at Anfield.
He said: “Steven Gerrard was at the game with me, and one or two other players as well. For anyone in football, if you have a love for the game, it’s interesting watching two top teams come together.
“That was as good as it gets, you would do well to see another performance like that one anywhere in Europe.
“You have to learn from that.
“You look at that level and, for me it’s important because Liverpool want to return to that level. You have to keep one eye on the future and if you look at that you see the quality required.”
The Reds manager believes Liverpool sides of yesteryear had the same impact on spectators as Bayern did this week. And he hopes to rebuild the club to that level.
He added: “There’s an awful lot of work to do, but watching that game was a real motivation. That’s where every coach, every manager every player wants to operate.
“You want to compete at that level and be judged at that level. Obviously this club was doing that for a lot of years.”