"I don't think David is demanding to stand above those two," the 43-year-old said.
"I didn't think I was totally ready for the event, but I was happy that I wasn't affected by others and finally made it," said the veteran Liu.
The Israeli club scored the first goal in the 50th minute, with a successful penalty kick by midfielder Dan Biton, after the visitors' captain Syarhey Kislyak pushed Maccabi's Dor Peretz in the penalty area.
"As for the fans, no matter when I get injured, traded or defeated, you always support me, which gives me great belief," he added.
Stage One will be played across two blocks of eight days: September 13-20 and September 28-October 5. Enditem
The second half witnessed breakthroughs in the final moments. In the 89th minute, Alan Douglas Borges de Carvalho fired a missile for Beijing after finding a gap between two defenders.
MADRID, Sept. 17 (Xinhua) -- Granada qualified for the third qualifying round of the Europa League with ease as they beat Albanian side Teuta 4-0 on Thursday.
The Celta captain opened the scoring from Nolito's pass after 15 minutes in an entertaining match which saw Celta play some impressive football.
The capital city in China held a meeting on Tuesday to review the designing scheme of Beijing Workers Stadium renovation, with plans for this to be submitted to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in late September.
After selling Ivan Rakitic to Sevilla, Barca are currently looking to sell striker Luis Suarez, with Juventus a possible destination, while Arturo Vidal is close to joining Inter Milan.
Flamengo remain second in the group with six points from three matches but with a negative goal difference.