sorry man, i cant lower my expectation, it as to be 4th place, anything outside of that would be a step back from sacking kk, and i wanted kk gone. i think he might pull it off too,
Ken's target of 4th was based on 3 factors:
1) his caretaker period at the club yielded enough points (pro-rata) to finish second in the premier league
2) he spent £115m to further increase his chances of CL qualification
3) a little naiveity on FSG's part of the task in hand
Rodgers will be starting with a clean slate and FSG will be a bit wiser as to what is required to break into the top 4. Furthermore he will be handicapped somewhat by the poor quality of squad that Dalglish left behind. If you're going to expect 4th from Rodgers in his first season then you WILL be mightily disappointed.
To achieve 4th we will need to improve by 4 positions and overtake either chelsea (european champions who have already spent more than we will be able to), or arsenal (wfinished 3rd last season). It's massively unrealistic and I'd bet good money that FSG have not told him that 4th is the expectation otherwise he'd have told them to 'dream on!', and get someone else to sack next summer.