Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is confident he can end the club's wait for a major trophy under his stewardship if owners Fenway Sports Group give him the "tools" to succeed.

Defeat to Aston Villa in the FA Cup semi-final saw Rodgers become the first Reds boss to fail to win a trophy in their first three seasons since the 1950s, a statistic that has seen scrutiny intensify over his position.

Rodgers spent a reported £117m ($177m) on nine new players during the 2014 summer transfer window but many of Liverpool's additions have not captured their best form, with Adam Lallana and Mario Balotelli failing to impress.

Problems in front of goal, which has seen Daniel Sturridge plagued by injury for much of the campaign, has also contributed to Liverpool's problems that sees them trail fourth place Manchester City by seven points with five games remaining in the race for a Champions League place.

But despite a raft of signings in recent transfer windows, Rodgers has hinted that he wants further resources to improve Liverpool's bid to win silverware.

"When you lose a big game like at the weekend, this is when you find you are at a big club because the critics come after you," he told reporters. "But that is something you have to deal with. I will hold myself up against anyone to manage this club and to fit the model of what they want.

"I am super ambitious in terms of wanting to win and there will be no greater place to do that than here, but of course in modern football there are lots of processes that go on behind the scenes that people will never be aware of.

""In terms of what we are trying to do, I do not see anyone better in terms of the hand we were given. When I came in the team was eighth. We implemented a philosophy that was exciting and won games and unexpectedly qualified for the Champions League. We've got to two cup semi-finals [this season], one of which we have not performed well in.

"The plan here and the focus is to be consistent winners; not to be 'nearly men'. We do not want that label. I will fight for my life, as I have said before, to be here and if I can get the tools here to help us we can be really successful."