The win moved Liverpool into the top half of the Premier League, and a run of form that has seen the Anfield club lose just once in the league since September 23 means they are just four points off the top four. Rodgers is keen for his players to continue to develop their understanding of the style of football he has been implementing since taking charge of the club in June, rather than setting end-of-season goals. When asked if the top four was now a realistic target Rodgers said:
"We are just trying to build our momentum. We had a difficult opening fixture list and coupling that with trying to play a certain way of football was always going to be difficult.
"Certainly over the past couple of months we have been progressing and just let's see where we finish.
"This is one of the biggest clubs in world football and everybody knows where it should be but we are making steady progress and climbing the league and it is important for us to do that."