Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is confident of a top four finish despite his side trailing behind fourth placed Tottenham Hotspur by nine points.
The Reds have definitely improved under their new manager but they haven’t won against any top 10 teams in the league. They however can change the stat with a victory over West Bromwich Albion on Monday at Anfield.
In a way that shows, Liverpool have done well against mediocre teams. They have drawn two tough away games against Arsenal and Manchester City in their last couple of fixtures and will be looking to take that confidence into their game on Monday.
Rodgers said as quoted in the press:
“We have had a lot of tough games and we have a lot of what we would consider our big rivals for those (Champions League) positions to play at home. Our form at home is getting better, we are scoring goals and are defensively strong so we sense a real opportunity.
Of their next eight games, over the next two months, one is against Tottenham Hotspur a team they can rightly call rivals for a place in Europe’s elite club competition. While talking about top four was unthinkable at the start of the season, it is now presented a great opportunity to silence the doubters.