Liverpool FC 6/5 to claim Champions League spot after beating Man City
Brendan Rodgers hails his team after a 2-1 victory at Anfield on Sunday
March 2nd, 2015
Liverpool have eleven games left this season and the Reds continued to make up for lost time on Sunday when beating Manchester City.
Goals from Jordan Henderson and Philippe Coutinho ensured that the Merseyside outfit landed all three points, with Edin Dzeko having equalised for the visitors.
The last three Premier League games have yielded nine points for Liverpool and victories against City, Southampton and Tottenham have given them a real chance of overhauling Manchester United and Arsenal for a Champions League spot.
Brendan Rodgers was full of praise for his team, especially after a late finish on Thursday following the Reds’ Europa League exit at the hands of Besiktas.
“We want to finish as high as we possibly can in the Premier League, not just fourth,” Rodgers told BBC Sport.
“Last season we won 12 out of the last 14 games. And the momentum is building into this last period, but we still have work to do.”
“Because of everything we have been through this season it will be a better achievement (than finishing second last season),” Rodgers added.
“We had a good balance to the team last year but it changed around. The team broke up virtually with a lot of new players.”