Rodgers Still Confident Finis Big Four
Liverpool – Until the first half of the Premier League is almost over, Liverpool still scattered in the standings. However, beginning the return of ‘The Red’ to make a positive track manager Brendan Rodgers remains confident of top four finish.
Liverpool inconsistent performances this season jebloknya led to their position in the Premier League standings. Of the 17 weeks already running, ‘The Red’ stuck at number 10 with a value of 22, the result of six wins and four draws.
Inefficacy of the line of attack and the fragility of the back line so big problem children Merseyside. No attacker who manages to look sharp after the departure of Luis Suarez, while Daniel Sturridge suffered prolonged injury.
While at the back, the arrival of Dejan Lovren, Alberto Moreno, and Javi Manquillo not enough to patch holes in this sector. No wonder the Liverpool goal difference of minus so far: a new scoring 21 goals and conceded 24 times already.
Not a few who assess targets top four finish, announced early in the season is now hard to achieve. But slowly began to emerge with the increasing expectations of the appearance of Steven Gerrard et al. towards the turn of the year.
Rodgers assess his team began to return to the level achieved games last season. Note only one defeat in their last eight games at least be a prelude to a better second half.
Problem finish top four, he was quite confident it can be achieved while obviously not going to be easy. One hope is Sturridge back fit and reliable.
“Yes, of course. It was always going to be a big challenge,” said Rodgers told the Liverpool Echo.
“Of course we have to brush up on the points but we have shown that this is a club that can go in a series of victories. In the second half of last season, we won 11 games in a row,” he continued.
“The most important thing is confidence. Restore Sturridge in January and we could go back to being the team as before. We are moving in the right direction,” said the manager of 41 years.
Last season, during the second half of the season or in 19 games since the turn of the year, Liverpool only one defeat. Within that period, they had recorded a run of 11 consecutive victories that since February to April.