Monday, December 17, 2012

Rodgers Hopes For Reinforcements In January

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits his squad have some way to go to be a genuine top-four side and hopes the forthcoming transfer window can assist the process.

Christian Benteke’s double and an Andreas Weimann goal highlighted the Reds’ deficiencies as they were sunk 3-1 by Aston Villa at Anfield on Saturday.

And Rodgers said: ‘That was probably as disappointing as we’ve been here but I couldn’t put my finger on it.

‘It is a strange thing football. We were talked up all week about us being top-four material but we know within the group we still have a long way to go.

‘There is going to be steady progress and there are going to be steps forward, like in the last few weeks, and a step backward like yesterday.

‘We looked at the first six months to assess: we know we need some support and hopefully we can get that in. We understand the process as well but the most important thing is to learn from it (the defeat).

‘The thing we’ve learned from Saturday is that you can’t ever be complacent. You have to be at full tilt every week. If we do that we have a great chance of getting the points but if we don’t you can get punished.

‘The challenge for us now is to have a good week’s training and come back next Saturday and hopefully get three points and get on the upward curve again.’

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