Aloisi sleeps easy after banter with Liverpool coach
JOHN Aloisi says Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers welcomed him to a world of insomnia.
The Brisbane boss laughed it off claiming he was already losing sleep just two weeks into his new job after Liverpool beat Roar 2- 1 at Suncorp Stadium on Friday.
The pair were spotted having a friendly chat after the clash where Liverpool got out of jail for a second tour win after beating a Thai premier league All Stars side 4- 0 last week. “One of the things Brendan Rodgers said to me was “welcome to the life of no sleep,’’ Aloisi said.
“That’s the life of a manager and it’s true, he was good he was really impressed and they wanted a hit out like that.
“Brendan Rodgers is a successful young manager.
“He was very down earth.”
But Aloisi warned that Adelaide United must be prepared for a different style of match against the English Premier League giant at Adelaide Oval on Monday.
Roar scared Liverpool, scoring first before the Reds prevailed and won the game with a goal from James Milner 15 minutes from time.
Aloisi said the first half of the clash was where Adelaide should stamp their authority if they field their best starting XI claiming because that’s when he saw good signs from his new club in Brisbane.
“I think Adelaide will give them a good game but to say they’re beatable ( Liverpool) I’m not sure,’’ Aloisi said.
“It was our first game ( of the preseason) and their second game and that’s when you’re at your freshest in the first half.
“In the first half both teams were compact and it’s harder to break through, and in the second half the game loses it’s rhythm.
“We played the ball around really well and then the second half, in these games you make a lot of changes and the game loses its shape a little bit.
“But Liverpool are all athletes, they can play and they’re strong, fast and that’s the difference between us and them.
“Technically we probably matched them and in certain patches we held onto the ball just as well as they did.”
Liverpool showed a lot of respect towards Brisbane Roar when the club made just six changes, keeping Milner and skipper Jordan Henderson on the pitch for the full 90 minutes.
They had the option of making 11 substitutions like in Adelaide against United after using a full complement of reserves in the Thai clash.
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