Brendan Rodgers Says Finishing 7th Will Make It A ‘Fantastic’ Season For Liverpool: The Daily EPL

Sitting in 13th position in the Premier League, Liverpool’s season so far has been one of impressive draws against Chelsea and Manchester City, two league wins against Reading and Norwich, and a mixed bag of other results.

If we haven’t realized it already, this is not your father’s Liverpool. This is a once giant football club that has to focus on bringing through talented youth to keep the club afloat in the league. Brendan Rodgers is doing the best with the tools he has available. And yesterday he tried to manage the expectations of Liverpool supporters.

Here’s what he had to say:

“We finished eighth last year. If we can improve on that, it’ll be fantastic for us. That’s the reality of where Liverpool are I’m afraid. I knew it would be a difficult year given the expectancy in Liverpool. But our young players will get better and better.”

“They’re very educated, Liverpool supporters. It can’t be easy for them. Most of us know Liverpool and its great history, but we can’t keep looking in the rear view mirror and looking back. 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.”

“The reality is we’re a long way off in the league. “I’m not going to say the word ‘challenging’. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to see the squad. These guys are giving me everything. Look at Chelsea, with Eden Hazard and their investment.”

“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. Those players don’t come cheap, and there are not too many available in January either.”

What’s your opinion about what Rodgers has to say? Is he speaking the truth, or can Liverpool be doing better with what they have? Have your say in the comments section below.

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