Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says that finishing higher than eighth in the Premier League would be “fantastic”.
“The reality is we’re a long way off in the league,” said Rodgers. “We finished eighth last year. If we can improve on that, it’ll be fantastic for us.”
Kenny Dalglish was sacked in the summer after that eighth placed finish, having failed to achieve what the owners claimed was their goal of finishing in the top four. A year on, the goalposts appear to have moved.
“That’s the reality of where Liverpool are I’m afraid” said the Northern Irishman.
Rodgers also hinted that their won’t be the massive investment that took place under Dalglish and Damien Comolli.
“If you’re not going to have a massive investment to make it happen quickly, you have to develop it. That’s where we’re at” he explained.
Rodgers thanked Liverpool supporters for their patience, “The supporters are being very lenient with myself and the team, and I’m sure they’ll be frustrated sometimes, but their support has been incredible.”
There has been a lot of talk of ‘writing off’ this season as part of the ‘project’ and Rodgers himself has hinted he is already looking to next season, “Hopefully over the next couple of windows we can keep adding to the group, and then next season we’ll be better for it.”
Liverpool are currently thirteenth, with just two wins from their opening eleven games. Sooner or later patience will be tested on Rodgers’ ultra positive reactions to draws.