Brendan Rodgers plays down their chances

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has played down his clubs chances of breaking into the Premier League top four this season after thumping Norwich 5-2 at Carrow Road.

Liverpool are beginning to pick up positive results in all competitions and a return to the Champions League is the key for Rodgers, but he knows it will take time with his young, improving squad.

“[A top four place] is something we’re building towards but we understand the difficulty of that,” Rodgers told talkSPORT.

“There is a whole host of teams that have invested heavily to arrive in those positions.

“For us as a club, because of the status of our club, we should be there, but it is going to take a bit of time.

“The most important thing this year was to become competitive, to define our style and to look to get positive results.”