Brendan Rodgers has written the following letter to supporters who made the long and arduous journey to Belarus for our Europa League qualifier against Gomel:
I want to say a sincere thank-you for making the effort to come to Gomel last night to support us in our first competitive match of the season.
The players and I are fully aware of the trials and tribulations surrounding travel for games; in particular, the costs, the necessity for visas and the transportation issues involved with this trip, so we wanted to let you know that your efforts are greatly appreciated.
It was a privilege to acknowledge your support on the evening at the ground, as we did following the full-time whistle, but I wanted to reiterate our thanks with this brief message.
It was a special night for me personally and it was great to see you in the stadium and in great voice; you made me proud and you made the players proud. You are an integral part of this team.
Both last night in Belarus and on the club's tour to North America, I am continually humbled by the passion and commitment you show in supporting the team. We will never take you for granted.
I look forward to seeing and hearing you across the continent and at home as we progress through this competition.