Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool in much better place to make top-four bid

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes the Reds are in a "much better place" to challenge for a top-four finish

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Brendan Rodgers's Liverpool finished seventh this season Photo: WBUR/Flickr

Brendan Rodgers believes Liverpool are in a “much better place” to challenge for a top-four finish next season.

The 40-year-old, who replaced Kenny Dalglish in May 2012, led the Reds to seventh place last term after a lack of squad depth hampered the club’s start to the 2012/13 campaign.

Rodgers brought in Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge in the January transfer window, and along with Luis Suárez, helped Liverpool finish the season in promising fashion.

While the Northern Irishman is currently facing a battle to keep talisman Suárez, Rodgers feels confident the club have a good base on which to launch their bid to qualify for the Champions League.

“I’m not here to be comfortable, to sit and earn the money and just enjoy being Liverpool manager,” Rodgers said.

“There’s a pressure that comes with it and I believe we’re in a much better place to challenge [for the top four] now. I think we can do it – I believe we have built a real good base this year.

“Of course, it will be a tough ask because, as we improve, other clubs will have masses more money to do so as well. But it’s not my job to look for excuses, I have to find the solutions to try to push us in there – and I believe we won’t be too far away.

“I believe we will improve again – and we have to because we want to sustain a challenge and aim higher every season.”

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