Brendan Rodgers has reiterated his belief that the decisions he is taking as Liverpool manager are helping to guide the club 'in the direction that it should be going in'.

The Northern Irishman has overseen three victories in five Barclays Premier League matches so far this season, with the Reds sitting in fifth place after the opening exchanges.

On Wednesday, Rodgers' team continue their quest for Capital One Cup glory - with a fascinating clash against rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford in the third round.

The boss told talkSPORT: "I want to be the one that steers the club back in the direction that it should be going in.

"That's not easy but I know I'm making the decisions in the best interests of the club, and that will always be the case.

"There was a difficult period at the beginning but from that we've grown and become better and better. I've got great confidence that in the coming months and years, we can really push on with that development.

"It's an incredible club - I've been on the outside, knowing Liverpool was a big club but it's not until you actually come in that the sheer scale and status of the club is phenomenal.

"To be the one in charge, trying to, in this part of its history, put it on the right track and the right direction - I'm hugely privileged.

"I'll fight for as long as I can to be here as long as I can; I know that's about getting good results."

Luis Suarez is eligible for selection once more against the Red Devils, making a timely return with Philippe Coutinho currently on the sidelines - and Rodgers is pleased with the level of competition within his squad.

He added: "We have got a few injuries at the moment, obviously young Philippe Coutinho - which was a big blow for us.

"Because he makes other players play, he's a wonderful technician and understands the model of our work. Competition is important for every position."