Liverpool have been one of the most confusing Premier League teams to follow this season, looking the real deal one week, and a total mess the next.
Brendan Rodgers first season in charge will be one without silverware, after watching his side crash out of the Capital One Cup at home to Swansea City, the FA Cup away at Oldham Athletic, and dramatically to Zenit St Petersburg in the Europa League.
This means that with just ten league games left to play, Liverpool’s sole focus will be closing the gap on the top four, which following yesterday’s 4-0 thumping of Wigan Athletic, stands at ten points.
Rodgers insists it has been a campaign of transition, and that the work he and his players have done this term will stand them in good stead for the future.
Speaking after the Wigan game, the Liverpool boss said ‘individual errors’ have proved costly this season, and once those get stamped out he fully expects his side to drive on.
There have been some real promising performances this season, and some excellent football played which hasn’t always got the results it has deserved.
The January signings of Philippe Coutinho from Inter Milan and Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea have added extra firepower to the side, and both have made an immediate impact.
The top four is not completely out of the question, but Rodgers would consider it a successful first season in charge if there were real signs the gap had been closed.
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