Brendan Rodgers has moved to clarify his comments earlier this week, confirming his squad as genuine contenders for the Champions League, despite dismissing them as potential Premier League winners. 

Some Liverpool fans have reacted on social media to Rodgers' earlier comments, with some describing them as 'negative'. Rodgers told the press earlier this week that it was 'too early' to think about winning the Premier League.

But the Welshman has dismissed these claims, claiming his side are always looking to improve their current league position.

"Well it's certainly the objective. I think that the position we've been in for most of the season means that we're fighting and we're up there," he said, according to Sky Sports. 

"I was asked a question yesterday in terms of the title and I gave an answer that I felt was an honest answer in terms of doesn't stop our ambition, doesn't mean that we're any less ambitious.

"We want to finish as high as we possibly can, but certainly being in that top four is a key objective for us," he added. 

Rodgers also confirmed the importance of continued investments in top players if his side are to compete against the Premier League giants.  

"I think we'll need to strengthen the overall squad and looking to obviously introduce more quality, but it's only natural," Rodgers said.

As a result of their frustrating 1-1 draw with West Brom last Sunday, Liverpool sit 4th place in the Premier League table, six points behind Chelsea and only two points clear of arch-rivals Everton. At this stage of the season it's unlikely that the Reds will be challenging for the title anytime soon, but European qualification via a top four finish is a very realistic possibility. 

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