Brendan Rodgers backs his side to secure a top four spot.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers believes his side can finish in the top four if they can reproduce performances like the second half of last season when they narrowly missed-out on the Premier League title.

The Reds increased their unbeaten run to eight at Villa Park where they beat Paul Lambert's Aston Villa 2-0. It was Liverpool's fourth win in five matches and they are now five points off Manchester United who sit in fourth position.

However, Rodgers backs his side to secure a top four spot this season as the Merseyside outfit look like they’ve turned the corner with recent displays.

“If we can get through to the end of January and be near it then, like we showed last year, we can put a run together that can see us in there,” Rodgers is quoted saying by The Sport Review.

“It’s still the objective and we’ll keep working – we still have improvements to make. It’s a really young and exciting team, you saw today some of the football we played.

“We maybe could have had one or two more goals. It was a tough game and we have seen it through, so we’ll just keep working well.”


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