Liverpool Managing Director Ian Ayre has hailed the performances the team under Brendan Rodgers this season as 'astounding.'
This season has seen an incredible amount of progress from Liverpool. Having been also rans last season finishing in seventh place with 61 points, Brendan Rodgers has guided his side into the title race in only his second season - and Ayre has said the Northern Irishman is doing a 'great job'.
Ayre is quoted in the Liverpool Echo, saying: "We all had great faith in Brendan when he was appointed and I think he had a huge challenge in front of him.
“I mean we all did - but no one more than Brendan, because he comes to one of the biggest football clubs in the world where expectation is high and there was a lot of work to do.
“And in his first season he would admit - and I would admit it publicly - that there was a lot of finding his feet and starting to impart his philosophy and his style into the team.
“I think what we have seen this year is that starting to grow and prosper. And we’ll continue to add to the team and support him in putting additional players into the group."
So far this season, Liverpool have only dropped five points in their home games, are the highest scores in the league with 73 goals which sees the Reds within four points of Chelsea at the top of the table with 10 games to go.
Ayre has stressed that top four has been the priority this season for Liverpool but if they were to win the top prize and become Champions would be 'unbelievable.'
He said: “Both the efforts of Brendan and the players have been astounding.
“To get back into the top four has been the priority absolutely.
“But what I would say is that if you want to win anything, then you have to believe you can win it."
Some may have been sceptical of the appointment of a young, unproven manager in the summer of 2012 but Rodgers has done a job that many wouldn't have believed so far, as the Reds are closing in on a return to the Champions League for the first time in five years. Now fans will be hoping the club's hierachy will offer the Northern Irishman a new contract very soon.
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