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Rodgers: Liverpool Can Beat Anyone

Liverpool boss, Brendan Rodgers, has hailed another ‘outstanding’ performance by his side and warned Chelsea and Manchester City that the Reds can beat anyone at home.

Following their 4-0 victory over toothless Tottenham, Liverpool went to the top of the Premier League with six games to spare. Manchester City can surpass Rodger’s side with two games in hand, but similar to Chelsea still have to travel to Anfield.

After Chelsea’s shock loss to Crystal Palace, Jose Mourinho has declared that his side’s title charges are all but finished, while Liverpool remained unbeaten in 2014 and collected their eighth successive win.

Liverpool are particularly strong at home where they only dropped five points all season, and Rodgers knows Chelsea and Man City will find it hard to take points away from Anfield.   

"There is no doubt they understand this is going to be a real tough place to come,” he said.

“We love playing here. The support today was incredible and that is only going to intensify as the season goes on. It works for us rather than against us.

"We respect Chelsea, they have a world-class manager and top players and the squad has been put together over the last 10 years to win the Champions League and the Premier League.

“City are one of the new superpowers in European football. But we feel that we can win any game, because we are a team.

“We are a team we may not have the best group of individuals but we have a lot of hunger in a team."

Liverpool dominated the game against Spurs from the start and an early Younes Kaboul own goal helped them to calm their nerves under the pressure of expectations to win their first title since 1990.

"I didn't see any nerves. You see the confidence, there is no anxiety, no pressure. It was great to watch,” Rodgers continued.

"We had real dominance right in the game from the first whistle. It was an exceptional performance, everything we have been working towards in this last year and a half in terms of, first and foremost, without the ball that hunger and intensity to get it back from the first whistle to the end.

"Our dominance in possession was very impressive.

"We had long spells with the ball trying to tire Tottenham out then we had the penetration at the top of the field. It was an outstanding team performance."

The Liverpool boss, however, tried to calm down talks to make his side title favourites.

"That is the dream for our supporters,'' Rodgers added.

"They want to win the title. It's been a long time title here, but for us it's not my thinking.''

Meanwhile, Liverpool’s star striker, Luis Suarez, wrote his name into the Anfield history books with this 29th goal of the season, surpassing Robbie Fowler’s record of 28 goals in a single season for the Reds.

What do you make of Liverpool’s title chances, can they outsmart Man City and Chelsea? Have your say in the comment section below.


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