The Straits Times
Published on Aug 22, 2012

Liverpool seek to bounce back in trip to Scotland


PARIS (AFP) - Liverpool can put the disappointment of their opening Premier League game under new coach Brendan Rodgers behind them when they head north of the border to face Hearts in their Europa League play-off first leg on Thursday.

The Anfield club suffered a humbling 3-0 defeat at the hands of West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, leaving Rodgers to insist that he will need time to turn their fortunes around.

The pressure will be very much on if they slip up against the Scottish Cup holders in Edinburgh, but captain Steven Gerrard is confident that Liverpool can get back on track.

"It's important that the likes of myself and the other experienced players take responsibility for a poor defeat," he told the Liverpool Echo.