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Are Liverpool EPL Title Contenders?

After Liverpool play Arsenal on Saturday, manager Brendan Rodgers will be more inclined to entertain the notion that his team are title contenders.

That will be Liverpool’s tenth game of the season, and if results go their way, they could be back at the top of the table by next Sunday night.

But even then, Rodgers will probably retain the party line that Liverpool simply want to be part of “the conversation” for fourth-place.

The Reds were in rampant form last weekend, putting West Brom to the sword thanks to Luis Suarez’s hat-trick, and Daniel Sturridge’s immaculate lob.

Their early season form has been the best rebuttal of former Manchester United manager, Alex Ferguson’s, recently published opinion that Liverpool are eight players short of a title winning team. (That and Rodgers’ quip that United must be 10 players short, considering that they are six points behind the Reds).

Given that by next weekend, it will no longer be the ‘beginning of the season’ anymore, and Liverpool are yet to fade away, Rodgers has been pressed to state whether or not his team is in with a chance of winning the whole bang shoot.

Of course, he resorted to a standard manager’s answer.

"We are taking each game [as it comes]," he said.

However, with Liverpool soon to have a full-strength squad to choose from, it is understandable that Rodgers does remain confident about their progress.

"After 10 games you have a little look but we will assess it as we go along," he said.

And with Suarez and Sturridge in red hot form match after match, Rodgers knows he at least has the goals to keep Liverpool in the conversation, and to keep people talking about them.

“The front two are as good as it gets,” he said, leaving the last word to Suarez and Sturridge before thoughts turn to the Gunners.

Read: Suarez Treble Downs West Brom

Read: Rodgers Praises “Magician” Suarez

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