Former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier believes that Brendan Rodgers will end the club’s 24-year wait for the Premier League title this season.

The Reds are currently on the cusp of securing English football’s top prize after extending their lead over Chelsea at the summit of the table to five points with just three games to play.

Rodgers’ men could end the Blues’ hopes of lifting the title at Anfield on Sunday with a win, which would leave Manchester City as their only other rivals.

Liverpool are yet to win the division in the Premier League era, but Houllier believes that their current manager is the man that will end that record in a few weeks’ time:

“Yes, Brendan will win the title because he has three games and the team has got consistency and a lot of confidence about them.” He is quoted by The Express.

“They go forward and will always score goals and they want it so badly that they will finish even stronger.

“I very much appreciate Brendan’s philosophy and his management and I like the man as much as I like the manager – he is a tracksuit coach and this is what we like in France. Tactically, he is very astute.

“Some of us came close – myself and Rafael Benitez – but we didn’t manage to win, so hats off to the players and Brendan, who has led his team marvellously well.”

The Frenchman also believes that winning the title will have added significance due to the 25th anniversary of Hillsborough having recently passed:

“You can’t have a better trophy for the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster than the league trophy.

“I understand some of the players have that on their minds as well.”

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