"When the season started, no-one expected us to be there," said Rodgers.
"There was a flash-up yesterday [on TV] about the title race and the top four. There were six players on the screen and not one of ours were there. Obviously we are not thought of as a team who can challenge for the top four, or the top six for that matter.
"We are learning. If you had asked me in August when we started 'would you take second in the league and the semi-final of the first cup competition?', we would have taken it and there is still so much for us to improve on."