Sport Rodgers praises his side after victory

17:55  11 july  2018
17:55  11 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

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After a hard-fought victory for Liverpool in their pre-season clash against Adelaide United, Brendan Rodgers praised young stars Lively winger Ibe set up Liverpool’s first goal of the clash, with his well-weighted cross poked home by midfielder James Milner , and Rodgers praised his development.

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers praised his side after they brushed aside Armenian champions Alashkert in their Champions League qualifying match last night, the Belfast Telegraph reports.

Two late goals sealed a 3-0 win for Rodgers’ side in the first leg that took place yesterday evening in Yerevan.

New addition Odsonne Edouard, who made his loan deal from Paris St Germain permanent, scored the opening goal in added time of the first half.

The other two goals came late on in the game from James Forrest and Callum McGregor.

Brendan Rodgers wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a crowd: Ian MacNicol/Getty Images Sport © Ian MacNicol/Getty Images Sport Ian MacNicol/Getty Images Sport

Rodgers spoke of his side’s display and the late goals that sealed their victory.

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“It is a huge credit to the players and medical staff.”

“We know we have a long way to go in terms of getting to full capacity but certainly at this stage, to show that hunger and desire to continue to work to the very end, it was a real winning difference.”

“They kept pushing and kept working and they got their rewards. So it was a great credit to how hard they have worked fitness-wise.”

“A clean sheet was important because as you start to tire in the game you can maybe lose a goal cheaply.”

“But we didn’t do that, we concentrated well and scored three very good goals.”

Celtic had to deal with the insane heat during the match, but Rodgers believes that the weather conditions will benefit his side in terms of fitness ahead of the new season.

“It is breathless really. You sense it just standing in it. I thought they coped with it very well.”

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Rodgers was thrilled with his side 's performance and the resilience they showed when the Sky Blues put them under extreme pressure and the Liverpool boss "It was a wonderful atmosphere, pitch- side it was incredible, so between us all - players, supporters and staff - it was a great victory for us."

who knows a thing or two about defending and scoring in Old Firm matches as an ex defender/striker, was full of praise for Brendan Rodgers , highlighting the Northern Irishman's decision to bring on a striker when reduced to 10 men as a piece of tactical genius which eventually led to his side 's victory .

“They will really benefit from that game in terms of fitness and it sets us up well for the next leg.”

“It is just a case of picking the team to win the game but also to get the players developing their fitness.”

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