Brendan Rodgers has played down Liverpool’s achievements this season, but is happy to allow their fans to dream of a first league title since 1990.
A 3-0 win at rivals Manchester United last weekend was another high in a hugely impressive campaign for the Reds, and the result ensured they remain in the race for the Premier League crown. Heading into this weekend, the Anfield club are second in the standings, just four points behind leaders Chelsea with a game in hand.
Jose Mourinho’s side are also yet to visit the red half of Merseyside, as are title rivals Manchester City, which has many supporters dreaming of their long wait for title number 19 coming to an end come the end of the season. And whilst Rodgers is happy for them to have such lofty ambitions, he insists he and his side have achieved nothing yet.
“It is fairly straightforward,” said the former Swansea City manager. “I think it is great for the supporters to dream and I think they have great pride in what they are seeing. We have had a very good season, are second in the Premier League, and our level of play is improving all the time – but we haven’t done anything yet.”
A trip to Cardiff City is next for Liverpool, and although this would look like another three points against a side currently second bottom in the table, Rodgers believes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side are capable of giving his team a good fight: “The run-in for us is the next game. We’ve got a very tough game against Cardiff. We know it’s going to be a tough game and we’ll speak about the run-in at the end of the season.”