Former Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show for talkSPORT that he doesn’t know if this season will be considered a success for his old club.
Reina was questioned on what it could mean for Brendan Rodgers and the club after how close they came to winning the Premier League last season.
“I don’t know – they have a chance of the top four – you have to consider how close they came to a trophy last season,” said Reina.
Liverpool suffered a disappointing defeat against Manchester United before the international break, which has left them chasing down a big gap.
The side have also just learned that Daniel Sturridge is out of action for a month, while talks continue over a new deal for Raheem Sterling.
There is still plenty to play for with Liverpool this season because they’ll be confident they can secure Champions League football and they are still in the mix to win the FA Cup.
The gap to United in the Premier League is five points with eight games to go, which can be eclipsed with Manchester City overturning an eight point gap in six games when they won their first Premier League title.
In terms of the FA Cup, Rodgers is a clever boss who will back himself to win any single game of football against any opponent.
Whether the FA Cup alone will form a successful season is unclear because of how important the Champions League has now become.