Liverpool still on course in title quest, says Brendan Rodgers

Brendan Rodgers praises Liverpool's consistency in recent weeks

Brendan Rodgers is still targeting trophy glory this season after Liverpool beat Crystal Palace to advance to the FA Cup quarter-finals.

The Reds have finally built up so momentum after a miserable first half of the season that saw them lag behind in the tile race and get knocked out of the Champions League.

The Reds are four points adrift of fourth-placed Southampton, one game away from a trip Wembley and face Besiktas in the Europa League last 32.

Speaking to Liverpool’s website, Rodgers spoke of his delight at the Merseyside outfit’s recent performances.

“I said at the beginning of the season that the objective was to win a trophy, and so we want to be as strong as we can in every game.

“The team’s in good condition, mentally and physically. We made a couple of changes, but the team has been very consistent.”

Liverpool have been forced to cope with an unforgiving fixture list over the past month, playing two games per week.

The marathon is set to continue in February and March when the five-time Champions League winners start their Europa League campaign.

They host Besiktas this Thursday, with the return leg a week later, but have an important league game away at Southampton sandwiched between the European ties.

While Rodgers acknowledged that it has been tough, he believes Liverpool’s new-found momentum will carry them through.

Rodgers added: “We want to play as many games as we can. It will be tough, but when you’re winning games it gives you energy.

“You’ve seen that this week. We had a tough week of games, but the players have been brilliant and come through it well.”

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