Swans will finish in top 10 – Brendan
BRENDAN Rodgers is backing Swansea City to be a top-ten side again this season.
The Liverpool boss — who guided his former club into the Premier League in 2011 — returns to the Liberty Stadium this evening.
And while Liverpool have been unbeaten in three matches, Rodgers is well aware of the problems Swansea will present tonight.
"When I went there in the first year our record signing was only £500,000 for Scott Sinclair," he said.
"We got into the Premier League and spent £7 million net and our highest signing was £3.5 million and that seemed a lot at that time.
"You look at it this summer and they've spent £12 million on Wilfried Bony and I'm sure will again be vying for a top-10 spot again.
"They have got a tough week ahead of them – a game against ourselves, Valencia in the Europa League and then a game on Sunday, but that's why they have built their squad.
"We've jumped three barriers already this season that were tough games but how we've done in those games bears no resemblance to the game tonight.
"It will be a tough game but we've got belief and confidence. It's important to maintain that."
Rodgers admits his side will have to be vigilant after their 100 per cent start to the season.
Topping the table heading into the international break — albeit after only three matches — and beating champions Manchester United in the process will have made the Reds more of a target.
That is not a concern for Rodgers but he is keen for his side not to take their eye off the ball.
"We're not worried. Our perception is what we think about ourselves," he said.
"Football is very much about opinion. All we try to do here is work well, work honestly and work hard.
"We had a difficult window when we came in (last summer) and I think that was well documented.
"From that we have really come together. We showed in January we'd done the preparation to get players in and I think our form and everything about the club since then has been on the up.
"We have to be vigilant going forward. It has been a good start but we can be better."