Brendan Rodgers has hailed the resurgence of his Liverpool side, claiming he and his players believe they can win all their remaining fixtures.
After the departure of talisman Luis Suarez to Barcelona in the summer, it looked as though the Reds were in for a season of struggle after their disappointing start to the campaign. However, they are currently the form side of the Premier League and are unbeaten since early December.
Their latest victory ranks amongst their most impressive of the season, as they edged past champions Manchester City 2-1 at Anfield on Sunday. This has lifted them to fifth place in the standings and just two behind Manchester United, and Rodgers has fired a warning to their great rivals.
“We’re playing at a high level,” he said. “It’s tight. Getting into the top four has always been our objective. We want to keep chasing right to the end. Every game is super competitive and every team has got quality. We are going into every game respecting the opponent but believing we can win.”
With just 11 games of the league season remaining, it is easy to point to the clash between Liverpool and United later this month as the decisive fixture in the race for the top-four. Yet the Merseyside club also have to travel to Arsenal and Chelsea before the end of the campaign.
Likewise, Louis van Gaal’s men also have some difficult encounters on their schedule, including a testing fortnight in April when they welcome neighbours City to Old Trafford before they travel to Chelsea and Everton. Other visitors include Tottenham Hotspur (March) and Arsenal (May).