Rodgers wants top six spot by Christmas

After three wins and a draw from their opening four matches of the season, Liverpool were the early pace-setters in the league, however defeat to Southampton saw them relinquish top spot.

Another defeat to Manchester United in the League Cup on Wednesday means Rodgers' side only have the league to focus on until they enter FA Cup in the new year, and the 46-year-old wants his side to use that to their advantage.

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