Liverpool principal owner John Henry has told Brendan Rodgers that Champions League qualification is not a minimum target for his first season in charge.
Rodgers’ predecessor Kenny Dalglish was backed heavily in the transfer market and given the aim of a top four Premier League finish.
But Henry has revealed that he is putting no such guidelines in place for the former Swansea boss, insisting that stability is the club’s main focus.
“We don't want to put any pressure on Brendan by saying you have got to make the Champions League this year," he said.
"Of course he wants to make the Champions League, we all do and so does every team in the Premier League.
"I thought it was realistic last season but we were so far off that pace.
"At this point we're just trying to get things stabilised - that should be one of our goals."