Grobbelaar suggests realistic points target for Liverpool's first ten games

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Former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar has suggested what he feels the club should be aiming for from their opening fixtures.

Former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce Grobbelaar told talkSPORT show Extra Time what he feels will be a good points tally for the Reds after their first ten games of next season.

Liverpool have a difficult early patch of fixtures, which includes matches against Arsenal, West Ham, Manchester United, Everton and Tottenham in their first ten games.

Grobbelaar is wary of how the club might do when the competitive action returns in August, but is confident the Reds can still get off to a decent start.

“I think based on their first ten games, if they can get 18 points, that’s a good start,” he told talkSPORT.

Best approach for Rodgers

The best approach for Brendan Rodgers over the early part of the season is arguably not to look too much at the fixtures.

It could be a difficult run of games for the team, but focusing too much on specific games while the team is still adjusting to another new season is dangerous.

The better approach is allowing the opposition to worry about the threats in Liverpool’s team and for Rodgers to try and take some of the fear and anxiety away from his players.

Realistic aim for Liverpool next season

The main aim for Liverpool next season will be to get back into the top four of the Premier League.

That’s not an unrealistic aim but it will be difficult considering the departure of Steven Gerrard and the likely exit of Raheem Sterling.

The early fixtures are difficult but they also represent an opportunity and if the team does well, they will be positively setup looking further ahead to Christmas and New Year.

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