Rodgers explained how and why his side will evolve into challengers.
"It was a massive job, coming in here. The opening five or six months were difficult," he told liverpoolfc.com.
"But since January, I think in terms of points gained, we are in the top three in the country. Hopefully that is an indication that we're doing well and that the club is in order.
"I still think there's a hell of a lot of improvement for us to make, but in the main we're a tight unit, and we just need to keep moving forward.
"We're here to compete. Liverpool is one of the great institutions of the game. We're never happy when we don't win, but you have to have a sense of perspective as well."
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