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Liverpool Eyeing Tenth Win Vs City

Liverpool boss, Brendon Rodgers, is eyeing a tenth straight victory when the log leaders will host title contenders, Manchester City, next Sunday.

The Reds continued their unbeaten run in 2014 with a hard fought victory at West Ham, their ninth successive victory in a row.

The victory, in which Steven Gerrard scored a brace of penalties with West Ham equalising through Demel, leaves Liverpool’s title hopes with five games to play in their own hands.

"I thought we thoroughly deserved the win and we showed great character today. It was a brilliant win for us and keeps our run going,” Rodgers told Sky Sports.

"We were clearly the better team. West Ham had one shot on target, which was the goal."

Liverpool next host Manchester City at Anfield and a victory would put them in the driving seat to win their first title since 1990.

"It's going to be a great game,” Rodgers continued.

"It's nine games on the spin now, which is an incredible effort by the players and the staff. Today was a really tough game for us, now we will recover and reflect on the game.

"It is going to be a magnificent atmosphere at Anfield. The supporters really urged us on today and we want to see if we can get 10 in a row."

The Liverpool boss felt referee Taylor shouldn’t have given West Ham’s equalizer after Andy Carrol appeared to have struck Reds keeper, Simon Mignolet, with the arm, but was adamant that Liverpool's second penalty was rightfully given.

"He (Taylor) thought that the keeper had dropped it, but on reflection he'll see that big Andy, with his physical presence, has disrupted our goalkeeper,” Rodgers added.

"Probably from that, maybe the referee was chasing the game a little bit.

"I thought that was a clear penalty. Jon gets a touch on the ball, touches it past the goalkeeper, the goalkeeper nicks the ball, but he also touches Jon Flanagan and stops him from getting to the ball.

"I thought it was a good decision - probably if it's given against you it's not so good."

Vincent Kompany stated that Liverpool were the best team they have played this season, but do the Reds have what it takes to beat City and make a big step towards the title? Have your say in the comment section below.

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