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Brendan Rodgers wants to take Liverpool to the top


According to Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, the club’s aim isn’t just to topple Manchester United, it’s to take the football club back to the top of world football.

The Reds have had a few un-stable seasons in recent years, with Champions League football being a long-distanced memory, however, it appears that this season could change that fact as The Reds are currently second in the Premier League, only behind Chelsea.

If Liverpool can see off their fierce-rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, they would go 14-points clear of David Moyes’ men, but Rodgers has insisted that beating United isn’t just the club’s goal.

“The benchmark for us is the best,” he said. “First of all we are always challenging the team at the top – not Manchester United, who are further down.

“Liverpool has its own great history both domestically and in European football so for us the benchmark has always been the best and we will always look to do that.

“I never said when I came in here we wanted to be fourth. Top four is where we want to be but Liverpool will always be judged on being the best, both here and in Europe not against Manchester United.

“We are only concentrating on ourselves. They have some great players, they have probably one of the largest wage bills so they have top players there but I don’t know the dressing room well enough to know where they are at.”

“Our focus is only on Liverpool,” he said. “The club decided to go a certain way 18 months ago and I was asked to carry on some of the brilliant work Kenny Dalglish did in reshaping the club.

“We have just continued down a road which has seen us develop and improve. There is still a long way to go in terms of where we want to be but we are on the right road.”

Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt – @AlexsArticles


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