Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that the season will be a disappointment if the Reds don’t finish in the Premier League top four or win the FA Cup, reports the Daily Express.
The Merseyside club lost 4-1 to Arsenal on Saturday, leaving them seven points of fourth placed Manchester City in the top flight. On Wednesday night they face Championship Blackburn Rovers in a replay of their quarter final clash that ended in a 0-0 draw last month.
Were they to lose the encounter it would mean that no silverware and more than likely no European football for the Anfield side next term. Their Northern Irish boss would not be happy with such an outcome.
He said: “If we didn’t get in the top four and we didn’t have a trophy this year, we ourselves would be disappointed. Certainly the FA Cup would give us a great boost as a team with lots of young players and players coming into the club. That’s the expectancy we want. We want to be able to be challenging every year.
“That was the key thing for me, to get the group challenging at the top end of the league and for trophies. The FA Cup would mark a good step forward for us.”
Liverpool last won a trophy three years ago, when they beat Cardiff City to take the Capital One Cup. This will be eating at fans of a side with such a great history of success.