The boss is confident his side will get our season back on track today…
Brendan Rodgers is confident that our defeat to Chelsea on Tuesday will not derail the growing momentum surrounding our Premier League season.
The Reds were knocked out of the Capital One Cup at the semi-final stage in mid-week during a bad tempered affair with Chelsea, but we’ve lost only one of our last ten league matches ahead of a crucial game against West Ham United on Saturday.
Rodgers, who was quoted by the Daily Mirror, said:
“It won’t derail anything. I’ve got nothing but admiration for the players in terms of their approach to the two games. I think we came out of it with great credit.
“We went into the semi-final of a cup and didn’t show any nerves or signs of pressure. We played with wonderful expression in our game, while being defensively very strong.
“Of course we’re disappointed because we saw it as an opportunity to get to Wembley with how well we’ve been playing.
“But what comes out of the two games was a real positive feeling. In terms of performances over the two legs, we were the better team.
“It was clear to see that we weren’t efficient in the final third of the field and that was what ultimately cost us over the tie. We could have put it to bed with the chances we had in the first game.
“A specialist in those positions could have made the difference for us over the two legs but the players were outstanding and we were unfortunate not to have gone through.
“Certainly, it won’t leave any overriding disappointment. I expect us to kick on. It just gives us extra motivation to keep performing to this level and hopefully finish the season successfully.
“Our objectives are still very clear. To finish in the top four and to win a trophy – we won’t hide away from that.
“That’s what we want to achieve between now and May. We’re playing well now and with players returning from injury that gives us extra quality.”