Brendan Rodgers: Liverpool should be in the Champions League

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says a club of the Reds' stature should be in the Champions League

brendan rodgers
Brendan Rodgers took over at Anfield last May Photo: Back Page Images

Brendan Rodgers believes a club of Liverpool’s stature should be in the Champions League.

The 40-year-old led the Reds to a seventh-place finish in the Premier League last term after replacing club legend Kenny Dalglish at the Anfield helm in 2012.

Rodgers’s side showed signs of progression in the second half of the campaign following the arrivals of Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge.

The Reds have snapped up Luis Alberto, Iago Aspas, Simon Mignolet and Kolo Toure already this summer, and Rodgers has his sights firmly on securing Champions League football next term.

“The Champions League is a competition we’re fighting to get in,” Rodgers said.

“The great name of Liverpool as a club and the history of the club dictate that we should be in that competition. There’s no other measure for us.

“The challenge is very, very difficult because of the competitors now in England. We have to continue to fight – and I believe we can put up a great fight this year.

“It was very difficult for us last season with a new infrastructure and a new way of working and playing, but I believe this season we can put up a great fight. Let’s hope we can get back to where the club belongs.”

Kieran Trippier speaks at England media conference (Photo: Sky Sports / Screen grab)
'He has his heart set on a move': Reporter claims Kieran Trippier wants Man United switch
Mikel Arteta
Arsenal told to pay £23m for England and Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale - report
Thomas Tuchel
Chelsea FC consider swoop for Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic - report
Jurgen Klopp
Journalist: Liverpool FC have been scouting Donyell Malen for many months
Romelu Lukaku
Steve Nicol warns Chelsea FC about move to sign Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku
Kieran Trippier speaks at England media conference (Photo: Sky Sports / Screen grab)
'He has his heart set on a move': Reporter claims Kieran Trippier wants Man United switch
Mikel Arteta
Arsenal told to pay £23m for England and Sheffield United goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale - report
Thomas Tuchel
Chelsea FC consider swoop for Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic - report
Jurgen Klopp
Journalist: Liverpool FC have been scouting Donyell Malen for many months
Romelu Lukaku
Steve Nicol warns Chelsea FC about move to sign Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature
Top 50 Muslim footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea FC, Liverpool FC and Man United stars feature