Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers hasn’t ‘considered’ title challenge
Liverpool Brendan Rodgers isn't thinking about a Premier League title challenge after just four top-flight games this season
Brendan Rodgers insists he hasn’t turned his thoughts to a possible Premier League title challenge despite Liverpool’s encouraging start to the season.
The Reds may have lost their 100 per cent record following a 2-2 draw at Swansea City on Monday night, but a point was sufficient to propel the Merseyside outfit back to the top of the table ahead of Arsenal.
Liverpool have already beaten defending champions Manchester United in the current campaign, whilst Rodgers’ men face five clubs in the bottom half of the table and Newcastle United before a trip to The Emirates in October.
“I haven’t even considered that [a Premier League title challenge] at all,” said Rodgers. “Our focus is the next game. Our expectancy is to improve as a team.
“We’ll assess it after 10 games and see where we sit at the halfway point. We’ll probably have a more realistic idea of where we can be.
“But at this moment in time, we’re in the reality of the games. We’ve played four, winning three and drawing one. We’re in a good moment.”
Mamadou Sakho, who was signed in a £18m deal from Paris Saint-Germain in September, made his debut in the 2-2 draw at Swansea.
And Rodgers praised the France international’s performance at the Liberty Stadium and backed the centre-half to impress over the course of the season.
“I thought it was a good introduction,” added Rodgers.
“It’s not an easy place to make your first appearance in the Premier League. He did very well considering he hasn’t played a great deal before the pre-season.
“He’s strong, he’s quick and aggressive. He can pass the ball. Once he becomes accustomed to the demands of the Premier League, he’ll slot in very well.”