Vine: Brendan Rodgers was left shaking an imaginary hand before heading down the tunnel 6 years ago

Vine: Brendan Rodgers was left shaking an imaginary hand before heading down the tunnel

The Liverpool manager cut a lonely figure at the final whistle...

JOE imagines that Brendan Rodgers and Liverpool's fans will be feeling pretty low right now after their side exited the Champions League following a 1-1 draw with Basel.

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Steven Gerrard's brilliant free-kick led to a grandstand final 10 minutes at Anfield but time ran out on the Reds' Champions league campaign as the Europa League beckons.

To make things worse, Brendan Rodgers was left hanging when he went for a post-match handshake, before heading off down the Anfield tunnel.

It's either that or he was giving a handshake to the ghost of Liverpool's Champions League campaign gone past.