Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore envisages success 'in England and Europe' for his old club under Brendan Rodgers during the coming years.

The 42-year-old, who notched 35 goals in 81 appearances for the Reds across his short spell at Anfield in the mid-1990s, believes a top-four finish is a realistic prospect for this season.

Collymore has been impressed with the work carried out by manager Rodgers - including developing young players into first-team members - since his appointment last summer.

"Brendan Rodgers doesn't have as much money perhaps as Chelsea and Manchester City," he told talkSPORT.

"But he's getting together a very good young team, players like Andre Wisdom, Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho. The aims and ambitions for Liverpool this season is to try to get into that top four.

"Brendan Rodgers has to do what he does best - which is take young players, develop them, coach them and work with them every single day.

"It may take a little bit longer than it has taken Manchester City or Chelsea, who threw lots of money at the club very early.

"But I do see Liverpool, in the next five years, being successful in England and Europe once again."