Liverpool aren’t expected to win league title, says Brendan Rodgers
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers feels Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City are the only genuine title contenders
Brendan Rodgers believes Liverpool are dark horses in the Premier League title race after a 4-3 victory over Swansea at Anfield.
The Reds showed the spirit of potential champions following Jordon Henderson’s winner after the home side had twice surrendered a lead against the Swans.
I’ve always said that no-one is really talking about us for the title anyway. It’s about Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal
It comes 11 days after Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard netted a dramatic winner from the penalty spot in injury-time at Fulham to secure a 3-2 win in west London.
Liverpool are four points behind leaders Chelsea, and Rodgers believes Arsenal, the Blues and Manchester City are the three main contenders for the top-flight crown.
“For us, we’re concentrating on our performance. We haven’t performed at the level that we have done today. But certainly, our goals and some of our attacking play was at a real high level,” Rodgers told BBC Sport.
“We just want to focus on winning games and none more so than the next game. I’ve always said that no-one is really talking about us for the title anyway. It’s about Chelsea, Manchester City and Arsenal.
“We’re just continuing to improve. Those three are the teams that will be looking to challenge for it. For us, we’ll just look to continue to be better. We’ll analyse our performances each week and go into the game with good energy and commitment and see where it takes us.”
Steven Gerrard wrote in his Liverpool programme notes ahead of the Swansea win that the Reds must stay focused as they have won nothing yet – and Rodgers echoed his skipper’s sentiments.
“He’s right. We’ve been outstanding this season but we’ve still got a lot of work to do,” Rodgers added.