Brendan Rodgers Hails 2014 As Another Year Of Progress For Liverpool Despite Recent League Form

Brendan Rodgers hails 2014 as 'another year of progress' for Liverpool despite recent league form

Brendan Rodgers hails 2014 as 'another year of progress' for Liverpool despite recent league form

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Brendan Rodgers has insisted 2014 has been “another year of progress” for his young Liverpool side.

And the Reds boss reckons there is more to come from his new look team, after they have proved they have the quality to mix with the big boys in the Premier League.

Liverpool have struggled in the first half of the season, but in recent weeks have rediscovered their incredible attacking form of the first half of the year, that so very nearly brought them the title.

And Rodgers insisted his side are ready to fly in the New Year. “As a year it”s been another year of progress – the end of the year hasn”t been as good as we want but over the course of 2014 we have made significant strides forward in terms of what we are trying to do at the club,” he explained.

“We are only behind Manchester City and Chelsea in terms of points over the whole year. They are on 88 points over the calendar year, and we are third in behind them (76 points). We are pleased with that, but we still have a lot work to do.

GettyLooking forward: Rodgers is feeling good about the future of his young Liverpool squad

“We are building confidence and looking forward to the second half of the season.”

Rodgers also dismissed the idea that Liverpool and Arsenal are already in a two horse race for the final Champions” League spot, and instead believes there are plenty of teams vying for third and fourth.

“Manchester City and Chelsea are too far ahead for us to affect that at this stage, but a number of teams are going for other places,” he added.

“It is not just us and Arsenal, a lot of good teams trying to get in top four, and there is still a long way to go to chase those places.”

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