Brendan Rodgers said “The six targets we had, two of those was to get to domestic finals, one was a semi-final, one was quarter-final, so we just fell short in those but all of the other performance goals, in terms of reaching European football, improving our goalscoring… I mentioned goalscoring at the beginning of the season, because for us to be in contention with having European football – I think we scored 51 goals last year – I felt we needed to get 65 plus goals to be in contention. We got 67. Then it was in terms of our defensive record, and also maximising availability of players. We needed to have players available and it’s really the last little period of the season where those guys picked up unfortunate injuries, from Ricardo [Pereira] in that Villa game through to James [Maddison] and Ben [Chilwell]. Apart from those two (failing to reach the finals), the other goals we’ve achieved. Getting into the Champions League wasn’t really something we spoke about at the beginning of the season because naturally, where the club had been these last few seasons, we wanted to try step by step to arrive there.”
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