In an interview with LFC World, García emphasised the importance of Liverpool recalibrating their goals and focusing on a return to the Champions League for the rest of the season.
"We still have to think [about] getting the top four. At the beginning of the season we were talking about that [but] Liverpool arrived to fourth place, third place, and suddenly we realised that they would have a chance to win the trophy and we started changing our [aim].”
This isn’t the first time this has come up, either. Back in January, when life was grimmer, García had urged Liverpool to stop worrying about the title race, which he believed was “only possible for a short period of time.” García’s point was a valid one: while Liverpool were struggling, the other teams competing for a top-four finish only seemed to be getting better, and the goal from the beginning of the season seemed to be moving further and further away.
His message to the team hasn’t changed much since then.
"Even though we have struggled in 2017 with a few of the results, the team is getting back on its feet with a fantastic result against Tottenham,” García told LFC World. "We have to continue [thinking] about bringing Champions League back to Anfield.
"If something bigger arrives, that's fantastic, but the most important [thing] is to bring the team back to play in those important games in the Champions League."