After a disappointing loss to Crystal Palace, Liverpool must regroup quickly ahead of their Champions League match midweek against Ludogorets.
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Liverpool beat Ludogorets at Anfield in their first match of Champions League group play, but have lost their last three European matches while also struggling in the Premier League.
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As the Reds travel to Bulgaria for their match on Wednesday, they face elimination from the Champions League if they do not earn a result. With their backs against the wall, Adam Lallana told Liverpool’s official website that the team must stick together through the adversity.
We need to stick together. It’s as simple as that. When you’re having a tough time as a team, you all need to stay together – you can’t start becoming individuals.
We win and lose as a team; we need to stay together, keep fighting and keep working for each other. We have got a tough game on Wednesday so we all need to be together for that one.
We need to win to stay in the competition, so the lads will be fighting for their lives to do that. It’s important, not just for ourselves, but for the fans, the manager and everyone involved with Liverpool Football Club.”
If Liverpool want to stay alive in the Champions League, they must vastly improve their play from their match at Crystal Palace, which resulted in their third consecutive league loss. Rickie Lambert scored his first goal for the Reds, but defense was once again the problem for Brendan Rodgers’ side. The team must hold strong as they face a Ludogorets side also fighting for Champions League survival.
Currently sitting in twelfth on the Premier League table, Liverpool may want to focus on getting back into the top-ten before looking at their future in Europe.