Brendan Rodgers has not lowered Liverpool’s ambitions after ruling his side out of the title race, and insists he is determined to land a coveted top four place, reports Sky Sports.
The Reds occupy fourth place in the Premier League, but sit eight points adrift of league leaders Arsenal, who they welcome to Anfield tomorrow.
Rodgers admitted earlier in the week that it’s ‘too early’ for his team to win the title, but has since clarified his comments by insisting he is not satisfied with his teams league position, and Champions League qualification remains the priority.
“Well it’s certainly the objective,” said Rodgers. “I think that the position we’ve been in for most of the season means that we’re fighting and we’re up there.
“I was asked a question yesterday in terms of the title and I gave an answer that I felt was an honest answer. It doesn’t mean that we’re any less ambitious.
“We want to finish as high as we possibly can, but certainly being in that top four is a key objective for us.”
Rodgers also admitted the Reds would need to add reinforcements in the summer if they were to mount a sustained title challenge next season.
“I think we’ll need to strengthen the overall squad and looking to obviously introduce more quality, but it’s only natural,” he said.
“The players have been brilliant this season in terms of what they’ve produced, with what we have, and we just look to continue to develop the squad and I think when we do that then we can be there.”