Brendan Rodgers wants Liverpool to enjoy title race

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is remaining relaxed about the Premier League title race

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers Photo: The Sport Review

Brendan Rodgers has urged Liverpool to enjoy fighting for the Premier League despite losing control of their title destiny.

Manchester City can win the top-flight crown on goal difference if the Citizens and the Reds win their remaining games after Chelsea were 2-0 winners at Anfield on Sunday.

We want to win, of course, and we are in a brilliant position. But we must enjoy it

Brendan Rodgers

Liverpool were never expected to be title challengers this season after Rodgers and the club’s hierarchy earmarked a top-four finish as their main goal.

And the 41-year-old manager wants his players to remain relaxed against Crystal Palace and Newcastle United as the season reaches its conclusion.

“It’s good to be involved in this and it’s the only way you gain experience. No matter where we finish, we will look to build on it, and press on from this position,” said Rodgers.

“We will embrace it. We still have work to do. We will go again and progress from here, but we are enjoying this position.

“We want to win, of course, and we are in a brilliant position. But we must enjoy it – this is brilliant, the supporters are loving it, we are showing the real scale of the club and what these players are about, and that is just as important.”

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