Liverpool chief not thinking about title
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has played down talk that his side could be contenders for the title this season.
The Merseyside club have had a dream start to the season; after four games they are unbeaten and top of the league with 10 points. Their winning start was halted by Swansea City on Monday night in a thrilling 2-2 draw at the Liberty Stadium.
As a result of their great start, the Reds’ boss won the manager of the month award for August.
However, despite their encouraging early form, Rodgers insists that it’s too early to tell how far his new-look side can go this season.
Speaking to The Mirror, the manager said: “I’ve not considered it. My only focus is on the next game. Our expectancy is to improve as a team.
“The demand for us is to get ourselves fully right and prepared for the game at the weekend.
“We will assess it after 10 games and see where we sit, and at the halfway point.
“Then we will probably have a more realistic idea of where we can be. At this moment in time, we are in the reality of the games.
“We’ve played four, won three and drawn one.
“We are in a good moment at this time and let’s hope it continues.”
The club will be looking to push on from the early platform they’ve built for themselves this weekend, where they face a home clash with Southampton.
The Anfield outfit will be hoping to have Daniel Agger back fit for that game, after he missed Monday night’s clash in Wales with a rib injury he picked up in training.
When asked about the big Dane’s fitness, Rodgers added: “We’ll see how he is in the next 24 hours.
“It’s too early to say if he will be ready for the weekend.
“His injury happened the day before the game and hopefully he will be fine for the weekend.”
The Saints go into this match off the back of an inconsistent start to the campaign.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side have started the season with one win, two draws and one defeat.
They drew 0-0 with West Ham United at St Mary’s last Sunday, and have found goals hard to come by thus far, scoring only twice in their opening four fixtures.