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Brendan Rodgers: Our objective is again to finish fourth


Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers says the near-future objective for his team is to look forward with optimism.

The Reds enjoyed their last win of the campaign on October 28, a 2-1 win over Swansea at Anfield, and will be desperate to get back on winning terms in the Premier League when they host Stoke City on Saturday afternoon.

"A few months ago I was manager of the year, now I'm tipped to get sacked. All I can focus on is what you can control.

"We just need to focus on the now, not dwell on the bad results.

"We get to go again. We were competitive the other night [against Ludogorets], worked well, and now we want to take this into the Premier League against Stoke.

"There's a lot of time left, a big chunk of the season to go. We have been nowhere near what we would expect.

"We're five points off the top four and the points total is the lowest it has been in the Premier League, so it tells you it is a unique league this year.

"Our objective, like it was last year, is to finish fourth and then we look up to third and so on. I think we will improve so we are still in with a real chance."

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