Liverpool boss hopeful of title challenge

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is hopeful that his side can mount a late charge for the title after yesterday’s 5-1 win over Arsenal.

The Reds came out shock winners against the then Premier League leaders at Anfield, after an exhilarating showing.

In the build-up to the clash Rodgers had talked down his side’s hopes of lifting English football’s top prize in a few months’ time, with the strength of the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea beyond his side’s capabilities.

But after Liverpool’s stunning victory, the Northern Irishman said that he hopes for a late push from his team:

“There’s no doubt we’ve been outstanding for a big part of the season,” He told Sky Sports.

“We’ve had one or two off days, but in the main the quality of our game has been incredible.

“The objective has always been to finish as high as we possibly can, but you have to also look at the other teams around. We’ll just keep focused and keep our concentration.

“I want to be in a position where we can really challenge for the title. The players have been incredible; we just hope to continue with that development and see where it takes us.”

Liverpool had the game sewn up after just 20 minutes thanks to a Martin Skrtel double, a Raheem Sterling effort and a cool finish from Daniel Sturridge.

Sterling then added his second after the half-time break, before Mikel Arteta netted a consolation effort from the penalty spot.


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