Liverpool boss insists title dream is not gone

Brendan Rodgers has refused to call time on his Liverpool side’s Premier League title push just yet, despite Manchester City having put themselves in pole position going into the last game of the season.

The Reds trail the table-toppers by two points, and know that realistically their rivals must lose at home to West Ham to give them any chance of ending their 24-year wait for English football’s top prize.

Liverpool themselves take on Newcastle at Anfield and will need to beat the Magpies to have even the slimmest chance of success after taking just one point from the last six available to hand City the momentum.

Even though their hopes are hanging by a thread, Rodgers says that there is still all to play for:

“It’s certainly not over.” He is quoted by Sky Sports.

“First and foremost, we can only concentrate on our job, our job is to win the game.

“For them (Manchester City), West Ham have got some really talented players. To be able to go to Tottenham and win 3-0, you can certainly go to Manchester City and win, specially if you a guy like big Andy (Carroll) up front with the quality that he has.”

Rodgers also confirmed that he is close to signing a new contract to stay on as Liverpool’s manager:

“I’ve obviously been in discussions with the club and there is the framework of a deal that is in place.

“I want nothing to detract from what has been a great season for ourselves. Hopefully we will resolve it over the course of the off-season.”