Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers has downplayed the possibility of Liverpool raising the Premier League trophy at every opportunity. But now, sitting atop the league, it’s getting harder and harder to dismiss his squad’s chances.
He’s warming up to the idea, himself.
The biggest thing working in his favor is that the two biggest fixtures remaining, Manchester City and Chelsea, both will be played at Anfield.
“There is no doubt they understand this is going to be a real tough place to come,” Rodgers said. “We love playing here. The support today was incredible and that is only going to intensify as the season goes on. It works for us rather than against us.
“We respect Chelsea, they have a world-class manager and top players and the squad has been put together over the last 10 years to win the Champions League and the Premier League. City are one of the new superpowers in European football. But we feel that we can win any game because we are a team. We are a team - we may not have the best group of individuals, but we have a lot of hunger in the team.”
Now on 71 points with 32 games played, Liverpool is two points ahead of Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea and four points ahead of Manchester City. City, though, have two games in hand, and if they win their remaining fixtures, will win the league, but the same goes for Liverpool.
Arsenal appears just about out of the race at 64 points with not much time left.
Liverpool's next fixture is away to West Ham on April 6.