Brendan Rodgers has played down Liverpool’s chances of challenging for the Premier League title, following a third defeat in five Premier League games.
Liverpool crashed to a disappointing 3-1 defeat to West Ham at Upton Park, and Rodgers told his post-match press conference that his side currently ‘cannot entertain’ the idea of a title challenge.
However, the Northern Irishman is confident his team will improve as the season goes on and the new signings continue to settle in.
“I’ve always said that we’re a work in progress,” said the boss.
“Everyone would realise that we arrived early at where we were last year. Everyone will look at Manchester City and Chelsea as the two squads that are really set up [for a title challenge], but there are no limits on what we want to achieve at Liverpool.
“We just need to keep moving forward, I think that is the key for us this season, to keep progressing.
“But at this moment in time, we’ve lost three out of our five games – we need to be much better.
“I don’t think we can entertain talk [of the title] until we get some consistency. We showed our potential in the Tottenham game [Liverpool won 3-0 at White Hart Lane before the international break] and we need to look to get back to that level as quick as we can.
“At this point of last season, we weren’t playing at the level we did in the last three or four months of the season.
“I remember last season everyone asking if we’d get enough goals and we finished the season with 101 goals.
“That is something over the course of the season that will take place.”
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I do not know how much patience FSG has, but as we have seen from other clubs, notably Tottenham being the latest, if Liverpool continue in their current run of form considering the amount of money that has just been invested, it could, quite possibly, lead to Rodgers demise. He is the coach and the person who wanted all these players brought in to achieve his goal He is ultimately the person who has to make all the investiture work.