Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is aware he must take care of the short-term, while playing the long game at Anfield.
Rodgers is eager for instant results.
He explained: "As a manager, in order to fulfil what you want to over the longer term you have to take care of the short term - that was something I learned in my job at Reading.
"I was given a three-year contract and took the job in the great belief I was brought in to change the philosophy and ideas of the club and 20 games later I was out of a job.
"That was the harsh reality of managing a football club and from that I learned a lesson.
"I have been grateful to the board here because in order for me to come here that (support) was something which was going to be important because if we were going to keep the club moving in the right direction it was going to need some stability."