Liverpool take lead into second leg

Liverpool manager Brendan RodgersLiverpool have recorded a 1-0 win over Hearts in the Europa League play-offs in Scotland.

The Anfield club struggled to break down the stubborn SPL club, but an Andy Webster own goal on 78 minutes separated the sides and gives Brendan Rodgers’ men the advantage to bring back to Merseyside.

Reds defender Jamie Carragher feels that his side are starting to take to their new manager’s tactics and mentality, and that they will be up to speed soon.

“It doesn’t have to be a slow process,” he told ITV Sport.

“Pre-season’s gone really well, obviously we’ve got a bit of a bump at West Brom.

“It was nice to come here, it was a difficult game, we’ve got the result now and now we look forward to Man City. It’s a massive game, and as I said, a new manager coming in, finding his feet if you like and we’re all getting used to each other.

“But it doesn’t have to be slow, we want it to be as quick as possible,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight