Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers feels that the disappointment of this season will actually make him a better manager in the future, but maintains that his squad are heading in the right direction.
The Reds may still be in contention for a place in the Premier League’s top four – albeit, with a very slim hope – but they have struggled in recent weeks, having to be bailed out once again by Steven Gerrard at the weekend against Queens Park Rangers, and having fallen short in both cup competitions at the semi-final stage.
The somewhat tense situation at Anfield arguably came to a head during Saturday’s game, when, before kick-off, a plane flew over Merseyside supporting the sacking of the Northern Irishman, as well as the reinstatement of former boss Rafa Benitez. And whilst some continue to suggest that Rodgers is out of his depth, many have come to his defence.
According to the Liverpool Echo, Rodgers is aware that it has been a difficult season, especially given the success of the previous campaign, but feels that the club are moving in the right direction, and will show that next year.
“What we have seen here over the last couple of years is that we are definitely on the right path. This year it’s been pretty clear that it has been disappointing but I think the opportunity arises for us again next season.
“There is some exciting talents coming in. The players that have come in, it’s been a difficult year for them but they will be better for it,” he said.