Rodgers knows the pitfalls of talking up a top-four challenge.
"We have got 11 games to go and our only focus is on ourselves - we just look at our next game," he said. "Especially how the season has gone for us: we have been brilliant at times and inconsistent at others.
"If we can come up with that consistency over these closing months it will provide a springboard for next season.
"Finish this season as strong as we possibly can, as high as we can, and then we'll be in a much better place come the summer to really push on."