Liverpool’s Brendan Rodgers plays down ‘unprecedented’ title talk

Liverpool's Brendan Rodgers plays down his side's chances of making the leap from seventh to champions

Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers replaced Kenny Dalglish as Liverpool manager in May 2012 Photo: WBUR/Flickr

Brendan Rodgers has played down Liverpool’s chances of making the “unprecedented” leap from seventh place to Premier League title winners.

The Reds have been touted as potential candidates to win the top-flight crown this season following an emphatic 5-0 victory over rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

It will be unprecedented for any team to go from seventh to winning it

Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool are currently two points behind leaders Arsenal ahead of a run of fixtures which sees the Merseyside club face Cardiff City, Chelsea and Manchester City.

But Rodgers, who led the Reds to a seventh-place finish in his first season in charge at Anfield, reckons finishing in the Champions League spots is a more realistic target.

“Everyone dreams and ultimately that is why I came here, to hopefully one day do that, but it is unprecedented,” Rodgers is quoted as saying by Liverpool Echo.

“No team has gone from seventh to winning the league.

“The year before I came in it was eighth, then seventh. We are fighting to get back into the Champions League spots.

“You don’t enter the race to finish fourth, of course, every wants to win it, but it will be unprecedented for any team to go from seventh to winning it.”

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