Liverpool Are Out Of The Champions League

liverpool crestSimply not good enough – that was Brendan Rodgers’ verdict on his Liverpool side’s Champions League group campaign. Needing a win last night to make the last-16, the Reds could only mustre a 1-all draw at home with Basel, with Lazar Markovic sent off in controversial circumstances. Liverpool must now content themselves with a place in the Europa League knockout stages, and according to Rodgers try to reach Europe’s top table again next year………… [audio_player src=””] Real Madrid go through as Group B winners – their 4-nil thrashing of Ludogorets securing them a 100-per cent record. The reigning champions are potential opponents for Arsenal in the last 16. The Gunners finish second in Group D, after Aaron Ramsey’s wonder strike helped them along the way in a 4-1 win away to Galatasaray. Borussia Dortmund finished top of that group. Also through as group winners last night were Atletico Madrid and Monaco, while Juventus and Bayer Leverkusen progress as second seeds. Manchester City are away to Roma tonight, needing to better C-S-K-A Moscow’s result at Bayern Munich to make the knockout stages. While there are no such worries for Chelsea who will be group G winners regardless of their result tonight at home to Sporting Lisbon. There’s big criticism of Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers today from the club’s own fans following their Champions League exit. Last night’s 1-1 draw at home to Basel means they claimed only 5 points from a possible 18 during the group stage. These supporters say some of his tactics don’t add up… [audio_player src=””]