Brendan Rodgers wants Liverpool to cement top four before title bid

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers urges the Reds to maintain their performance level in their final 12 games

Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers took over at Anfield in May 2012 Photo: Liverpool

Brendan Rodgers wants Liverpool to consolidate their top-four spot before thinking about a potential title bid ahead of their clash against Swansea City Sunday.

The Reds are currently in fourth place and four points behind leaders Chelsea with 12 top-flight games remaining this season.

The first job is to consolidate our place in the top four. Once you’re in there then you can look beyond that

Brendan Rodgers

And 41-year-old Rodgers wants Liverpool to maintain their current performance level in the season’s climax with a place in the Champions League up for grabs.

“I think we have shown in our performance level that we are as good as any of the English sides this season,” said Rodgers.

“We just need to do it over the next 12 games and prove it on the field. If we do that it will take us to [Champions League] level. It is a competition that this club has a wonderful history in. It’s a level that we want to get back to.

“The first job is to consolidate our place in the top four. Once you’re in there then you can look beyond that. Our ambitions are still further but we have to take it game by game.

“We just want to keep pushing. Over the course of these next 12 games, we will be prepared and ready to get maximum points. We know that will be difficult but we have real confidence at the moment in our game.”

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