Brendan Rodgers has backed us to finish in the top four this season, citing our lack of European football as a major positive.
The last time we didn’t have European football was in the 2013/14 season – a campaign in which we went within a whisker of a surprise title triumph. Rodgers was in charge at the time.
“I think Liverpool have a great chance to qualify this season,” said the Celtic boss.
“It reminds me very much of the season when we finished runners-up, 2013/14, where you want to be in Europe, but if you don’t have European football you have the possibility to work even more on the training field and work with the players much closer.” (via Express).
We played 63 games last season. This season we will play a maximum of 52, and only if we achieve the unlikely feat of reaching both domestic cup finals.
In the 2013/14 season we played just 43 times, losing 1-0 to Man Utd in the Third Round of the League Cup and 2-1 to Arsenal in the Fifth Round of the FA Cup.
“I think Liverpool this season have made some good signings and that, along with the possibility to work more, gives them a great chance of qualification for the top four,” concluded our former boss.
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