Friday, 15th February, 2013

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes that the club may have to wait a bit longer to finish in the Premier League top four.

The Reds currently sit ninth in the Premier League standings with just 12 games left to play this season and are 12 points behind fourth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.

And Rodgers accepts that finishing in a Champions League spot this season looks out of reach for his side, though he insists they will keep trying.

"Being a realist, it’s going to be very difficult", he told a press conference, via his club’s feed, when asked about finishing in the top four.

"It’s going to be a huge task", he continued.


"We can still do it but it will be difficult."

The former Reading manager then warned Liverpool fans that they may have to wait a bit longer to see the Reds in the top four, despite, in his view, the club’s players giving their all.

"It might not be this year that we can make that jump but I can’t ask any more of the players."

Liverpool face Rodgers’ old club Swansea on Sunday, a side that sit above them in the Premier League table.

The Reds will be bidding to bounce back from defeat away at Zenit St. Petersburg last night in the Europa League.

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