Brendan Rodgers is already eyeing a title bid next season.


Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says his side will be set to compete for the Premier League title next season.

The Merseysiders are currently in eight position in the Barclays Premier League table, following a stuttering start to the campaign which has seen them lose seven of their 22 matches so far this season.

In recent weeks they’ve been really impressive with Rodgers changing his formation to suit players he has available and with Daniel Sturridge edging closer to fitness, the second half of the season could be better.

However, the Northern Irishman who believes securing a silverware this season will be a good one for the Reds, he also insists they’ll be fighting for the Premier League title in the 2015-16 campaign.

“The reality for us this season was, could we finish in the top four? With so many changes we weren’t going to challenge for the league,” Rodgers told his pre-match media conference on Thursday.

“We were looking to win a trophy and then come next summer we will be ready to challenge for the title again.

“This year was about getting into the top four, trying to minimise the impact of so many new signings, giving them time to develop and target a trophy in the cup competitions.

“Emre Can, Mamadou Sakho, Philippe Coutinho, Raheem Sterling, Alberto Moreno, Javier Manquillo, Adam Lallana – all players who still have a lot to develop.

“The squad is looking exciting but needs that time to evolve.

“If we can get success in a cup competition this year it will provide greater motivation and stimulation for them to stay together and perform.

“Along the way you have to bring in ready-made quality to help their growth.

“Come the summer time that period of integration should be complete and we can challenge for the title like we did last season.”


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