LIVERPOOL FC manager Brendan Rodgers believes that he has made a good start to his career at Anfield, and believes that the progress he has made in his first season can help launch them to a top four spot in the 2013-2014 season.
The Reds are guaranteed seventh place in the league heading into their final game of the season against relegated side Queens Park Rangers, and although Rodgers was hoping he could steer Liverpool towards a European spot, he is adamant that the experience he has gained will hold him in good stead for the next season.
The Northern Irishman told The Liverpool Echo:
“This year has provided a great learning curve for me and I look back and see that it was learning that I needed, I knew the expectancy of the club but going into next season, I am a much better prepared manager for that.
“We want to make significant improvements next year in the points total because the reality is we are 30 points behind the leaders and 11 points behind the top four. But I’ve seen enough and if we improve our mentality in the summer – by signing players who have that consistent winning mentality – we can then improve again, like we have done in the second half of the season.
“There is a process of getting into the top four and becoming champions and that is consistency. You build a mentality in your group and you get the types of players who can be on it every single game. I’ve loved every minute of being here and the small steps of where we want to go. But now I want to make bigger steps.”
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