Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has evaluated the 2012/13 season by saying the team showed “promise”.
The Northern Irishman says his first season at the club has brought about “a real good base” from which to build upon and continue improving as a team and club.
The Reds finished seventh in the Premier League table, having finished with nine more points than the previous campaign.
Rodgers admits there is still a lot of work to be done to turn the club into a challenger for titles again, but says the foundations are in place now to do that.
“I’m not here to be comfortable and sit and earn the money and just enjoy being the Liverpool manager,” he is quoted on the club’s official website as saying.
“There’s a pressure that comes with it. And I believe we’re in a much better place to do that.
“What we have shown in my first season is promise.
“There have been moments of disappointment and moments of delight but when I look at the reality of it we scored 47 goals the season before I arrived and this time got 71, and we hope to add to that amount.
“Defensively, for a team that was supposedly very strong last year, we only conceded three more goals so in terms of numbers and performance-wise then we have improved.
“I believe we will improve again and we have to because we want to sustain a challenge. I think we can do but it will be a tough ask because as we improve other clubs will have masses more money to improve also.
“But I believe we have built a real good base. It’s not my job to look for excuses, I have to find the solutions to try and push us in there and I believe we won’t be too far away.”
Brendan Rodgers has, in this evaluation, demonstrated with concrete evidence the progress achieved so far, and his next steps by explaining how he expects to achieve the next level.
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