Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has declared that his side is not 24 points behind Manchester United in quality. Liverpool lost 2-1 to Manchester United at Old Trafford last night.
The Reds are currently yet at eighth and Rodgers believes that the success of the Manchester clubs is because of their superior squad depth.
“We’re 24 points behind United now,” Rodgers told reporters. “But we’re not 24 points behind in terms of quality. The points difference is due to the squad.
“That’s the difference for us, the depth of the squad. Once we close the gap in the squad in the coming transfer windows, I’ve got great faith in the fact that we’ll be able to challenge.
“I’ve seen enough hope in these opening months that we will do that, and today was another example of that.”
Rodgers has signed Daniel Sturridge this season and it is showing his desire to ease the pressure on Luis Suarez’ shoulders. Fabio Borini will also be returning for Liverpool after he had remained sidelined for three months due to a broken foot.
“The most important thing is getting in good players and what we’ve got in these players is that they’re all flexible,” Rodgers added.
“Borini can play through the middle and also off the side. We’ve seen Suarez all season playing through the middle, but he’s spent a lot of his career playing off the side, likewise with Daniel.
“So it’s about getting good players on the field who can fit into the model and fit into the structure. We needed goalscorers in the club and I think we’ve got that now.”