Liverpool FC can win the Premier League title admits Rodgers
The Reds now four points off the Premier League summit after a dramatic 3-2 win at Craven Cottage
February 13th, 2014
Liverpool twice came from behind to beat Fulham on Wednesday night and ensure they remain firmly in the title hunt for the 2013/14 campaign.
Saturday’s 5-1 victory against Arsenal demonstrated how devastating the Merseyside outfit can be at Anfield, although it was a different kind of test against the Premier League’s bottom club, with Fulham putting on a spirited display after their 2-2 draw at Old Trafford.
A Kolo Toure own goal saw the home side go into the lead, while Kieran Richardson put the Cottagers 2-1 ahead after Daniel Sturridge had equalised just before the interval.
However, Liverpool rallied in the final twenty minutes, with Philippe Coutinho scoring a second equaliser for the visitors before Steven Gerrard converted a 90th minute spot kick and Brendan Rodgers admits that his team are now gunning for the title.
“We’re going to keep pushing,” said Rodgers. “We’ve shown enough times we’re a very good side. We’re chasing and there are other teams still ahead of us, so we’ll need some of them to drop points, but we know we still have City and Chelsea to play at home.
“This was a very important win for us, coming after the game at the weekend when we’d been outstanding [in beating Arsenal 5-1]. We had to show different qualities tonight: character, togetherness as a group, as we kept pushing to the end.
“We’ve defended poorly at times this season, mistakes and individual errors that have cost us, but we’re a very aggressive and offensive team going forward and we showed that again. There’s still a long way to go, 12 games, but you’ve seen the development of the team in terms of character and focus out there. We had to dig deep. There’s great character there and the belief in what we’re doing is very high.”
Liverpool are now 8/1 to win the title this season, with the Reds sitting fourth and just a point behind Manchester City, whose match against Sunderland was called off due to windy weather conditions.
Chelsea remain top following Arsenal’s goalless draw with Manchester United and Liverpool will feel even more confident when the three teams above them involve themselves in Champions League engagements in the weeks to come.