Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers claims he is not concentrating on winning the Premier League title this season.

The Merseyside club are top of the league table after four games with three wins and one draw, which included a 1-0 win over arch rivals Manchester United. The former Swansea City boss insists that Liverpool can target winning the title only after completing 10 games.

Rodgers is delighted with the Reds' recent results and believes it is early to say his side are genuine rivals to the English champions, Manchester City and Chelsea for the Premier League title.

"I haven't even considered a title challenge. The only focus is the next game. We'll assess it after 10 games, see where we sit then, and then again at the halfway point when we'll probably have a more realistic idea of where we can be," Sky Sports quoted Rodgers as saying.

"At this moment, we've played four - won three and drawn one - and we're in a good moment. There's a lot more to come. We've made a good start. People will talk that it is early stages, as will I, but these are hurdles you have to get over."

Liverpool finished seventh in the table last season and their poor start to the previous campaign saw them miss out on European football. However, the Anfield club are off to a good start this season and Rodgers remains confident of finishing in the top four.

"We're on 10 points already and at the end of last season we finished on 61 points and we talked about those extra 10 points that might have taken us into the Champions League - at this early stage we've got them," Liverpool manager said.

"I believe the team has still got a lot of improvements to make because of the nature of what I've seen in the games and the potential we have in the players. We've got to sustain that but I'm really happy that in these early stages we've shown at least potential - potential that can grow even more," Rodgers said.