Chelsea legend Pat Nevin believes Liverpool have a lot of work left to do if they are to catch up with the top sides in the Premier League.
The Reds looked on the right track to be in the top four but their back to back defeats with Manchester United and Arsenal saw their bid for a top four tail off
Nevin, who made over 200 appearances for the Blues between 1983-88, said:
“I’d still stand by his side and say he has done really well. Liverpool are still further ahead than I thought they would be under Brendan Rodgers since he took over even though he has spent a huge bunch of money.
“I thought they’d probably end fifth or sixth. Next season, he will have to get the team challenging right to the end of the Champions League spot.There is a lot of reliance on Raheem Sterling. Sturridge has faded a little bit. Suddenly, they do look a good little distance from the top-four teams.”