Brendan Rodgers: ‘I came to Liverpool to win the league’
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says he took the job to with the Premier League.
The Reds boss was discussing his hopes of qualifying for the Champions League this season – but he was keen to point at that the bigger picture is assembling a side capable of winning the title.
He suggested his squad is currently lacking a couple of quality players needed in order to sustain a challenge.
On the prospect of Champions League qualification, he said: “You know, I think we’re on course for that.
“To win the league you might need just over 80-odd points. If you look at the trend, Tottenham get in the Champions League with 69 points. I was looking to try to make sure we got in it.
“But I think over the course if you see the trend, in terms of points. over the last few years if you’re in low to mid-seventies, in terms of points, that should comfortably get you in there.
“As I said, it was a marker early on as a minimum for us. Like I said, I repeat: it’s not the limit of our ambition here, you know.
“I came here to hopefully win the league with Liverpool. That was why I came.
“And I believe that after we do some more work and get one or two more bits of quality and that we’ll be ready, absolutely. But at this moment in time, it’s about a process and being realistic.”