Saturday, September 21, 2013

Rodgers Dismisses Title Talk

Brendan Rodgers will only assess Liverpool’s title prospects when the season is further advanced as he is only concentrating on the next game for now.

The Reds have enjoyed an unbeaten start to the season to leave them top of the table, one point clear of Arsenal and Tottenham, and their early form has raised questions about their ability to challenge for the title.

Rodgers is delighted with the start to the season but he knows there are tougher challenges ahead and feels now is not the time to be talking about their title aspirations.

“I haven’t even considered that at all – the only focus is the next game,” said Rodgers.

“We’ll assess it after 10 games, see where we sit there, then the halfway point and we’ll probably have a more realistic idea of where we can be.

“At this moment, we’ve played four – won three and drawn one – and we’re in a good moment.

“There’s a lot more to come. We’ve made a good start. People will talk that it’s early stages, as will I, but these are hurdles you have to get over.

“We’re on 10 points already; at the end of last season we finished on 61 points and we talked about those extra 10 points that might have taken us into the Champions League – at this early stage we’ve got them.

“I believe the team has still got a lot of improvements to make because of the nature of what I’ve seen in the games and the potential we have in the players.

“We’ve got to sustain that but I’m really happy that in these early stages we’ve shown at least potential.

“I think that potential can grow even more.”

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