Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says his side will enter next season believing that they can go one better next season and win the Premier League, saying they’ll strengthen and get better this summer.
“We will enter into next season with a belief that we can win the title,” explained the Northern Irishman, speaking to media after The Reds’ friendly win over Shamrock Rovers in Dublin on Wednesday night.
Rodgers dismissed the belief that Liverpool buckled under the pressure of the run-in.
“What has given me even greater belief is that people talk about the pressure of the run-in – in 14 games we won 12. We claimed 37 points out of 42, it’s a remarkable statistic for a very young team.”
The boss says though that it’s the goals conceded that add-up and cost them. “The games were we won 5-3 [at Stoke], you can’t score five goals and concede three. Or we won 6-3 away [at Cardiff]. Those goals we conceded add up.”
A huge hint that he will be looking to strengthen his defence this summer, with Spanish left-back Alberto Moreno reported to be one of the top targets.
“We’ve gone remarkably close this year and we expect now next year, and we have the belief to go one better.
“All the teams will strengthen, and so will we, and we’ll get better.”