Liverpool Given Real Lesson, Says Manager Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool, who desperately needed a positive result to keep their bid to reach the last 16, suffered a 3-0 defeat against Real Madrid.

updated: October 23, 2014 15:32 IST
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Another defeat for Liverpool would leave them facing an earlier than expected exit.

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Liverpool: Brendan Rodgers conceded Liverpool had been taught a lesson after Real Madrid swept to an imperious 3-0 victory that left his side in severe danger of Champions League elimination.

Rodgers' team were powerless to prevent the holders from cementing their position on top of Group B with a ruthless demolition job at Anfield on Wednesday.

Carlo Ancelotti's side was out of sight by half-time after Cristiano Ronaldo opened the scoring in the 23rd minute with his 70th Champions League goal -- one behind record-holder Raul -- and then Karim Benzema netted twice in quick succession to punish dreadful Liverpool defending.

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