Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes the time to judge his side will not come until the last two months of the season.
Inconsistency has dogged the Reds throughout the season, highlighted perfectly by their last four matches which saw them lose at home to Aston Villa - who have since gone into freefall - thrash Fulham, lose woefully at Stoke and cruise to victory at bottom club QPR.
"This is a period of time where you have to keep your head down and work hard and give the players every chance to perform," said Rodgers. "The second half of the season, and in particular the last 10 games, I believe you are working to because that is the business end when things are decided."
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