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Liverpool boss warns Man United they are closing in on top four

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has warned Manchester United that his side are closing in on the top four following their 2-0 away win against Southampton on Sunday, according to reports from the Daily Star.

The Reds travelled to the St. Mary’s and took all three points against the Saints, with Philippe Coutinho scoring a brilliant goal early in the match before Raheem Sterling grabbed a second to extend the Merseyside club’s unbeaten run to 10 Premier League fixtures.

Only a bit over two months ago, the Reds were convincingly beaten 3-0 by United at Old Trafford, leaving Rodgers’ side 10 points adrift of their rivals.

But their latest win pushed Liverpool up to sixth in the table, only two points off the Red Devils in fourth place.

And Rodgers was extremely delighted with their turnaround this season, which was shown in their oustanding 2-0 victory over the Saints.

“It was an outstanding result for us,” he said.

“To come here off the back of a tough European week and score two wonderful goals and not to concede was huge.

“The first period of the season was nothing like the level we have been at in my time at the club so we had to find a solution.

“We relish every game. We have got Manchester City and Manchester United to play at home and Arsenal away. For us it was a big step to go two points behind United.”

Liverpool will host champions Man City next weekend, with the Citizens now only trailing league leaders Chelsea by five points.

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